Sneha Bhambri


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Sneha holds an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Social Work with a specialisation in Criminology and Justice from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. Prior to obtaining her MPhil, Sneha worked as a Research Consultant in India in the social impact consulting sector and academia for a period of two years. She also has prior experience working with the government during her MA.


Sneha’s previous research has primarily focused on the justice system and mental health, with projects focused on commercial sexual exploitation of children, access to justice for domestic violence victim/survivors, impact of Covid-19 on criminal justice affected persons, governmental efficacy in the implementation of probationary laws, mental health of women prisoners and, knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards mental health in India. She has undertaken interviews with women remand prisoners, victim/survivors of domestic violence, persons with disabilities and interviewed legal stakeholders such as magistrates, probation officers, prison superintendents, policy heads and more. She has also worked with children institutionalised for committing an offence and those who have been rescued from trafficking, abuse, and destitution during the course of her MA. As a result, she has accumulated significant experience developing relations, working and collaborating with stakeholders across government departments, NGOs, think tanks and academicians in India on several research projects.

Sneha’s skills include:

  • Undertaking desk-based research, policy landscape studies, baseline and endline assessments.
  • Designing research instruments for qualitative and quantitative studies including interview guides, interview schedules and surveys.
  • Undertaking semi-structured and unstructured interviews with a range of stakeholders including vulnerable populations.
  • Utilising ethnographic methods such as participant and institutional observation in settings such as courts and prisons.
  • Training data collectors for on-ground data collection.
  • Thematically analysing data using Excel, NVivo, MAXQDA and SPSS.
  • Writing reports and policy briefs for the government, academicians, and research organisations.

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