“Having acted as Amita’s PhD supervisor, I was constantly impressed by her passion for and commitment to her work. Since completing her doctorate, she has extended this drive into her role as freelance consultant. Amita is able to combine strong academic skills and knowledge of all aspects of research with great communication skills and an ability to write for different audiences, as demonstrated in conference presentations, academic journal papers, and in various social media fora.”

Dr. Julie Fisher, Loughborough University

“Amita’s work for the Sanitation Learning Hub at the Institute of Development Studies focused on incontinence and using PhotoVoice to uncover the barriers people face accessing WASH services. This has demonstrated her ability to uncover and engage with blindspots which may result in people being left behind in the drive to meet the SDGs. These topics are often overlooked, have relatively little written on, and need a champion to give them the attention they deserve.”

Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies

“Amita is the world leader in WASH and the menopause in low and middle-income countries. She is a hard working professional who is passionate about making a difference for people who are excluded and they have limited opportunity to share the challenges they face. I expect her to be one of the key sector leaders in the areas of equality, non-discrimination and inclusion in the coming decades”.

Dr. Sarah House, Independent WASH Consultant / Public Health Engineer

“We recently engaged Amita to work with us on considering how we might more effectively address disability issues in the development of our Modern Energy Cooking Services programme. Amita was a delight to work with, she produced a series of well-produced reports that reflected not only her capability as a researcher and communicator but also her ability to think laterally in transferring her specialist knowledge from the water and sanitation sector to the clean cooking sector.”

Prof. Ed Brown, Professor of Global Energy Challenges, Loughborough University

“I have worked with Amita on a number of publications and I find that she is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is always enthusiastic for the project, proactively contributes and critically reviews. She is also a strong advocate of the rights and needs of perimenopausal women everywhere, always looking for opportunities to get their voices heard.”

Claire Rosato-Scott, University of Leeds

“Amita’s passion for the work has been really great. She brings energy and dedication which is much appreciated. Amita has worked with us to do a scoping survey and consolidation of responses to enable us to decide on a way forward. She has been able to bring academic rigour to the analysis. She was always happy to refine to meet our requirements and kept us well updated on progress.”

WaterAid UK

“I have worked with Amita for over 10 years, during that time she has always produced high quality, timely, and important research. She is able to write in multiple styles – an academic article just as easily as a policy report. It is always a pleasure to work with her and I look forward to ongoing collaborations in the future.”

Prof. Jenny Pickerill, University of Sheffield