Anoushka is a Principal Consultant at Technopolis with expertise in science and technology policy with a particular interest in the health, life sciences, higher education and international development sectors. She has worked for clients in the EU (e.g. DG RTD, DG EAC, DG GROW), the UK (e.g. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Royal Society; Research Councils and Research Charities), Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. Anoushka has also helped guide policy for interdisciplinary research through leading reviews of interdisciplinary research in the UK and Norway. She is also an effective project manager with broad expertise in leading policy studies, impact assessments and theory-based programme evaluations, such as evaluations of the Health Systems Research Initiative, Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases and Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program, and foresight study on UK-India collaboration in Higher Education and Research. She is currently working on evaluations or reviews of UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge, Strategic Priorities Fund and Accelerating Detection of Disease Programme.
Anoushka has successfully applied a range of methods such as theory of change, case studies, interviews, surveys, desk research, literature reviews and statistical analysis to her work. Prior to joining Technopolis, Anoushka worked for the Universities of Sussex and Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher in genetics and cancer research. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology from Gujarat University in India, a Masters in Biotechnology from the University of West of England, UK and her PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of East Anglia, UK. She also has a Masters with Distinction in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex, UK. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati, and has a working knowledge of French.