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Miss Devyani Gajjar

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2020 - Present PhD student, The Open University. Project: 'The use of space technologies in International Development: Opportunities and Challenges'

2018 - 2019 MSc International Development: Poverty and Inequality, The University of Manchester. Dissertation: 'How varying levels of participation in community radio impacts the empowerment of marginalized women in India'

2017 - 2018 Software Developer, Codethink Ltd

2013 - 2016 BA (Hons) Mathematics, The University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College

I am a first-year PhD student in both FASS and astrobiology. I come from an interdisciplinary background of maths, software development, and international development. I am particularly interested in the intersection of these areas, such as using science and technologies to solve development problems. My research involves looking at how space technologies can be used effectively and inclusively to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Research interests

Research Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Research Group: AstrobiologyOU

Research Interests:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Astrobiology
  • Space Applications for Society
  • ICTs for Development
  • Inclusive Innovation
  • Participation
  • Empowerment

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