Dr Nishtha holds a BA Honours in Psychology and Sociology from Hunter College, City University of New York, and an MPhi in Social and Developmental Psychology and PhD in Psychology from the University of Cambridge (UK). She is a behavioural scientist specialising in psychological health and social policy informed by strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. For her doctoral thesis, she studied the psychological health, prenatal bonding and experiences of Indian surrogates. She used a mixed-method approach and administered both quantitative and qualitative analyses. Broadly, she is interested in studying the psychological health of vulnerable women in low-income countries, especially women engaging in morally complex professions.
Nishtha’s teaching interests include Social Psychology, Research Methods and Ethics in Psychology, Business Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.
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