My expertise is in exploring neglected areas of WASH service provision for marginalised groups from new perspectives. Some sectors of society face particular challenges in the WASH arena, such as women, older people, and those with disabilities. My work explores the spaces where these overlap, which is known as intersectionality. For example, how disabled women may be particularly disadvantaged in access to infrastructural services, whilst sanitation workers themselves are marginalised by their occupations, gender, caste and religion. I can offer support to find appropriate methods to engage with people with overlapping multiple challenges, and to understand their unique perspectives on how infrastructure can be delivered to meet their needs. Interventions that work for the most disenfranchised groups with multiple issues on the fringes of society will have benefits for all and ensure that we leave no-one behind.
For more information about how I have explored intersectionality, please see: