Saveetha Meganathan

Saveetha Meganathan

Saveetha Meganathan
Senior Scientist


  • PhD Sociology, University of Delhi, 2017 (Fellow “Differential Immunization rates between Global North and South”-SUM MEDIC Project, University of Oslo)
  • M.A. Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 2008


  • Visiting Scholar Institute for Practical Ethics, University of California, San Diego, USA, 2019-2021
  • Regional Manager (South Asia), Disaster Programs Lead (Global), Disaster Manager (Global), India Consultant at Give2Asia, 2015-2019
  • Assistant Professor (UGC Scale), St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru, 2013-2014
  • UGC-DAAD Researcher- Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany, 2012
  • SUM MEDIC Fellow, University of Oslo, Norway, 2011
  • Program Development ManagerICICI Centre for Child Health and Nutrition, (ICICI Foundation), Pune, India, 2008-2011


  • Social Science Research –Mixed Methods, In-depth Ethnographies, Case Studies, FGDs
  • Community Engagement
  • Action Research Projects
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal
  • Grant Writing, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Areas of interest

  • Bioethics and informed consent
  • Vaccine acceptance and rejection
  • Science Communication especially to differently literate communities
  • Community engagement models
  • Feasibility Studies


  • Bioethics in the Contemporary Global Paradigm. IJELLH. Vol. IV (Issue VII). July 2016.
  • Disaster Preparedness and the Power of Local Leadership. January 2017. Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
  • (with Unni Gopinathan Advancing health by enhancing capabilities: An agenda for equitable global governance. UiO Institute of Health and Society. 26 May 2014
  • (with Unni Gopinathan Rethinking the foundations of global governance for health: the youth response. The Lancet. 383: e169 e17. 31 May 2014
  • (with Unni Gopinathan The political origins of health inequity: the perspective of the Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health. The Lancet.383: e129 e13. 15 Feb 2014

Awards and Affiliations

  • India Representative of The Lancet University of Oslo, Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health, 2012-2014