Sridhar Venkatapuram

Sridhar Venkatapuram is a Lecturer in Global Health and Philosophy at King’s College London, and Director of the MSc in Global Health & Social Justice. He has studied in a range of disciplines including international relations (Brown), public health (Harvard), sociology (Cambridge) and political philosophy (Cambridge). Sridhar has been at the forefront of health ethics and ‘global’ health for over twenty years. He was a pioneer of the health and human rights movement as the first researcher at Human Rights Watch to examine HIV/AIDS and other health issues directly as human rights concerns (1992-1997); and at the age of 25 he was supported by the Ford Foundation to provide human rights training to the first cohort of Indian HIV/AIDS organizations. He has consulted for various international organizations including the Open Society Institute, the Population Council, Doctors of the World-USA and more recently, Participle. He is a fellow of the RSA and member of the Executive Committee of the Human Development and Capability Association.

Sridhar served as a Medact Trustee from 2014 to 2020.