Dr Sneha Krishnan
I joined LSHTM in 2016 as a Trial Manager undertaking randomised, controlled trial in Keonjhar, Odisha to understand linkages between agriculture and nutrition using participatory and video dissemination methodologies. I also work closely with the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, having recently developed a short course on Health systems in humanitarian crises. I am a module tutor on the online course on Health in humanitarian settings.
I co-supervise a PhD student whose thesis is titled “Realist Evaluation of community health workers in humanitarian crises in Nepal” at LSHTM.
I completed my PhD in Environmental Engineering at University College London in 2016. Having investigated community resilience in a post-disaster recovery context within water and sanitation systems and hygiene practices at household and community level, I was particularly interested in governmental and non-governmental recovery operations and how they link with other sectors and with development interventions.
Following my Masters in Disaster Management at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai I have worked with response organisations in India and Nepal such as RedR India, UNICEF, Oxfam India and Christian Aid after floods, droughts and cyclones in India. My recent disaster response was with Christian Aid after the Nepal Earthquake, 2015. After interning with Action Against Hunger (ACF) in London, I have been interested in the linkages between sanitation, nutrition and community resilience.
My advocacy interests lie in addressing hazards, risks, disasters, complex emergencies and humanitarianism in an interdisciplinary and cross sector manner emphasising social, environmental justice and participation. Prior to my role from an academic base, my orientation in this field has developed through a variety of roles including consultancy services in India and Nepal and voluntary positions in the UK with international relief organisations.
I was involved as a teaching assistant at UCL on the following courses:
1. Integrated Engineering Programme (Undergraduate level) with the Engineering Faculty2. Development and Planning module (Masters Level), Development Planning Unit I also undertook seminars in Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering on 3. Disaster resilience (EngD course) 4. Research methods in Disaster Risk Reduction (MSc. Course)