Co-Investigator and TESF-India Lead
Poonam Batra is Professor of Education from the University of Delhi. Her work spans multiple areas of knowledge: Public policy in education; curriculum and pedagogy; social psychology of education, teacher education and gender studies. Professor Batra was a Nehru Memorial Fellow, member of the Indian Supreme Court’s Commission on Teacher Education and co-author of key education policy documents. Her recent research examines coloniality in the episteme of Indian educational reform, comparative education imperatives; and the politics of school and teacher education reform.
Senior Lead (Practice) IIHS, Bangalore IIHS Anchor, TESF-India
Amir Bazaz is Senior Lead-Practice at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and works on issues at the intersection of economics, climate change mitigation, and adaptation and sustainable development. His current research interests are low carbon societies/infrastructure, climate change adaptation and mitigation (across scales), with specific focus on urban-climate change linkages and climate, energy and environment policy.
Senior Consultant, IIHS (Bangalore)
Indumathi, an educationist has around 15 years of experience in different organisations. She has been a guest faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS), Mumbai and has been consulting with Quest Alliance, Bangalore an NGO till recently. She was associated with I Am A teacher, Gurgaon and Azim Premji University (APU), Bangalore. Her research interests are gender and education, education and inequality, sustainable education, environment education, feminist science studies and teacher professional development.
Senior Associate, IIHS (Delhi)
Anisha completed her PhD in Management from the University of Bristol in 2020. Her doctoral thesis focused on the implementation of a teaching practice, Activity-Based Learning (ABL) in government primary schools in Tamil Nadu. Besides research interests in institutional change, practice change and education, Anisha has taken up teaching and administrative positions in schools in India and universities in the UK. Her current research focus is on education and sustainable cities within the TESF project.
Vaishnavi is an educator and a public health researcher. As a social worker, she has carried out primary and secondary research in the context of education, gender, and community work. She has interned across sectors from corporate to ground level organisations. Her current research is based on malnutrition, technology and public health in India in JNU,
An educator by profession, Samiksha has been a teacher and a teacher educator for primary level mathematics with Jodo Gyan, an education based social enterprise. She has interned with different institutions such as Central Institute of Education and Technology (CIET) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training on different projects. Her research interests lie within the domain of education and sociology.