GRRIPP Co-I and Research Director
Dr Punam Yadav is a Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL. Dr Yadav is also Co-Director at the Centre for Gender and Disaster at UCL’s Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction.
Dr Yadav joined IRDR in April 2018. Prior to this, she was a Research Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Gender Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr Yadav completed her PhD from the University of Sydney in December 2014. She started her professional career as a development practitioner in Nepal and worked for over ten years with various International and National NGOs before starting her academic career in 2010. She has continued engagements with various organisations working in conflict and humanitarian settings. She has a number of publications including her recent academic monograph Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective, published by Routledge in 2016.
Dr Yadav's research interests include gender, conflict and disaster; gender and development; women, peace and security; impacts of conflict on women including sexual violence; gender and transitional justice; conflict-induced internal displacement, conflict sensitive programme management; gender analysis, gender planning and mainstreaming, women's reproductive health and rights; sex-selective abortion, and abortion rights, South Asia, Africa, LAC and Nepal.