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Craig Jeffrey

CEO and Director

Professional Staff

Dr Karen Barker

Executive Manager & Senior Adviser Engagement

Tess Gross

Executive Assistant to the Director

Marianna Sarris

Projects & Partnerships Adviser

Deepu Narayan

Budget & Financial Adviser
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Charlotte Hart

Events Coordinator
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Dilpreet Kaur Taggar

Media and Communications Adviser

Senior Research Advisers

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Dr Raghu Dharmapuri Tirumala

Senior Research Adviser (Infrastructure)
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Nathan Grills

Senior Research Adviser (Health)
Jyoti Rao

Jyoti Rao

Senior Research Adviser (Equity)
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Dolly Kikon

Senior Research Adviser (Governance)

New Generation Network (NGN)

Jonathan Balls

Dr Jonathan Balls

Research Project: An exploration of incubators and funders in the clean technology space in India.

Host University: University of Melbourne

Subrato Banerjee

Dr Subrato Banerjee

Research Project: Who discriminates? A study on the determinants of ingrained discrimination

Host: Queensland University of Technology

Alex Davis

Dr Alex Davis

Research Project: Indian states as international political spaces

Host: La Trobe University

Vaibhav Gaikwad

Dr Vaibhav Gaikwad

Research Project: Innovative pathways to transform waste plastics into sustainable and high value products

Host: University of New South Wales

Amy Piedalue

Dr Amy Piedalue

Research Project: Everyday negotiations of difference in Hyderabad: the ‘quiet’ politics of survival in precarious economic situations

Host: University of Melbourne

Geoff Schoenberg

Dr Geoff Schoenberg

Research Project: Transforming sport in India: A legitimacy approach to understanding and improving governance

Host University: Deakin University

Pawan Singh

Dr Pawan Singh

Research Project:  The New Basis of Citizenship: Privacy, Biopolitics and their Aadhar (foundation) in Contemporary India

Host: Deakin University

Mark Vicol

Dr Mark Vicol

Research Project:  How do livelihood pathways and local food environments shape the uptake of high-quality diets in rural India?

Host: University of Sydney

Komali Yenetti

Dr Komali Yenneti

Research Project: Planning the sustainable and resilient ‘smart cities’ in India: An evidence-based approach to local climate change mitigation and possible impacts

Host: University of New South Wales

Dr Jeff Redding

Research Project: Non-state Muslim courts in India; transgender rights in South Asia.

Host: University of Melbourne 


Yagiz Alagoz

Research Project: Decipher the physiological, biochemical and molecular basis behind the light perception mechanisms in plants

Host University: Western Sydney University

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Dr Srinivas Goli

Research Project: Population Dynamics and Implications for Sustainable Development (Health, Nutrition and Gender Inequalities)

Host University: UWA Public Policy Institute


Mona Chettri

Research Project: Intersections between gender, labour, urbanisation and infrastructure in the Sikkim-Darjeeling Himalaya, India.

Host University: University of Western Australia

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Andrew Deuchar

Research Project: Youth, Education and Migration in North India.

Host University: University of Melbourne

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Kunal Kapoor

Finance Manager

Muskan Jain

Research and Project Officer

Rishi Suri

Communications Consultant

Parul Nadar

Research and Project Officer