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Nilanjana Ganguli

Nilanjana Ganguli

Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholar, Planetary Health

Graduate Student Scholar

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Nilanjana (Nell) Ganguli is a PhD student in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University. Her doctoral research focuses on modelling the gendered health impacts of climate change in Malawi using a combination of community participatory methods and soft systems methodologies. Nell has a master’s degree in environmental studies and a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from York University. She has also completed three years of biotechnology research technologist training at Seneca College.

Nell worked in the mining sector for six years in West Africa, where she was involved in multiple facets of the business, including HR, communications, and corporate social responsibility. While working in the mining industry, she recognized a need for a better integration of health into corporate social responsibility plans, which inspired her to return to academia to learn about the intricate relationships between the environment and human health. Nell is passionate about global health equity and gender equality and aspires to develop interventions to promote male participation in women’s roles in climate change adaptation. She is currently working as the project manager for the Dahdaleh Institute project, Complex Adaptive Modelling of the Health Impacts of Climate Change in Malawi.

Nell has lived in India and Tanzania and now resides in Toronto, where she moved for her post-secondary education. She is fluent in Bengali and Hindi and has elementary skills in Kiswahili and Spanish. Nell loves to explore different cultures through cooking, travelling, and stories.


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