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Punita Chowbey

Punita Chowbey

Research Fellow

Summary

Punita is a research fellow within Health and Social Care Research.

  • About

    Punita has been working as a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University since 2008. For the three years previous she worked as a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, seconded to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. With a background in sociology, social policy and development studies, she has been working on applied and academic projects in India and the UK. Her research interests over the last six years have focused on gender inequalities, race/ethnicity, household economies, food and families and parenting among South Asians in the UK and South Asia.

    Specialist areas of interest

    • Household economies
    • Food choice, consumption and food practices
    • Women's employment and empowerment
    • Families and personal relationships: fathering, mothering, children's wellbeing
    • Poverty and social exclusion, particularly gender and child poverty
    • Gender and ethnic inequalities in health
    • Participation theories and community engagement

  • Teaching

    Social Work, Social Care and Community Studies

    Health And Wellbeing

  • Research

    • Centre for Health and Social Care Research

    Current and Recently Completed Projects include

    2013-2017: Intra-household power dynamics: understanding resource-access and food consumption in Pakistani and Gujarati families in the UK, India and Pakistan

    2015 -2016: Increasing the uptake of primary and community long term conditions services in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Nottingham an -exploratory research study

    2013: Building resilience in early years: a qualitative research study.

    Chowbey, P. Garrick, R. (2014) Building Resilience In Early Years: A Case Study of An Inner City School, Research Summary

    Piercy, H., Salway, S. & Chowbey, P. (2012) A critical review of interventions to increase the uptake of mammography in minority ethnic populations, NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire, NHS Sheffield

    Turner, D., Salway, S., Chowbey, P., & Mir, G., (2012) Mini Case Study Book: Real world examples of using evidence to improve health services for minority ethnic people, NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire

    Chowbey, P., & Salway S. (2011) Maternity services for migrant and minority ethnic women: needs and action points, The Colour of Health

    Chowbey, P., Piercy, H. & Salway, S. (2010) Care pathway to revascularisation: experiences of Pakistani women and health care practitioners in Sheffield, a report for Sheffield PCT

    Chowbey P., Salway S, Gerrish K, Ismail M, Moullin, M (2008) Responding to Diverse Needs: Eating Disorders in 'BME Communities' in Sheffield, Syeda and NHS Sheffield

  • Publications

  • Other activities


    Conference presentations

    • Chowbey, P. (2016) Employment, masculinities and domestic violence in 'fragile' contexts: Pakistani women in Pakistan and the UK, Applying mixed methods: Studying work in Asia, Social Policy Association Annual conference, Belfast
    • Chowbey, P. (June 2016) Employment, masculinities and domestic violence in 'fragile' contexts: Pakistani women in Pakistan and the UK, Applying mixed methods: Studying work in Asia, GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg 
    • Olsen, W. and Chowbey, P. (2015) Household Dynamics, Economic Marginalization/Integration, and Women’s Issues in Asia, panel in 24th IAFFE Annual Conference Gender Equality in Challenging Times, Berlin. Paper titled, Household resources and 'institutional intersectionality' in Britain, India and Pakistan
    • Chowbey, P. (2015) The institutional embededness of household resource allocation in Britain, India and Pakistan’, Social Policy Association Annual conference, Belfast
    • Chowbey, P. (2014) Intra-household power dynamics and food consumption in Pakistani and Gujarati families in the UK, India and Pakistan  BSA Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Sheffield
    • Chowbey, P. (2014,) Intra-household power dynamics and food consumption in Pakistani and Gujarati families in the UK, India and Pakistan BSA Food Study Group Conference: Food & Society,  London  
    • Chowbey, P and Salway, S. (April 2014)- ‘I feel my dad every moment!’: salience of memories of own fathers in British South Asian fathering practices, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Leeds
    • Chowbey, P. (2014) Gender, intimacy ideals and financial power within households, Gender, Equality and Intimacy: (un)comfortable bedfellows? Institute of Education,  London (abstract accepted but withdrawn due to urgent international travel)
    • Chowbey, P, & Salway, S. (2013): I ‘Feed them nuggets of gold, but watch them with the eye of a tiger!’:British South Asian fathers talking about memories of their own fathers, Fertility and Reproduction Seminars, University of Oxford
    • Garrick, R. and Chowbey, P. (2013) Building Resilience: Ethnic minority children starting school in England. Paper to be presented at the 23rd European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) conference, Talinn, Estonia, August 28-31. 
    • Chowbey, P. & Salway, S. (2013) Alone in a crowd:  Barriers in social capital activation,  A case study of UK Ghanaians,  British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London
    • Chowbey, P, Salway, S., & Clarke, L. (April 2012): Supporting fathers in multi-ethnic societies: Insights from British Asian fathers, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Leeds
    • Chowbey, P (April 2012) Keynote speaker: Parenting in Modern Britain: Understanding the Experiences of Asian Fathers, Educating the next generation, Sheffield
    • Chowbey P (April, 2011) How to engage with minority ethnic fathers in the UK, Sheffield City Council Research seminar, Sheffield
    • Chowbey P, Salway, S. (Nov, 2010) Working with and against ethnic categories in a  study of long-term ill health and poverty, Promoting Methodological Innovation and Capacity Building in Research on ethnicity, ESRC Seminar series Sheffield
    • Chowbey, P. and Salway, S. (2011) Engaging Ghanaian community in research, Researching ethnicity: what, why and how? ESRC Seminar series, Poster presentation, Manchester 
    • Chowbey, P., Salway, S. & Clarke, L. (2009)  Understanding the experiences of Asian fathers in the UK, the Quadrant, Sheffield
    • Salway, S., Chowbey, P., & Clarke, L. (2009) Understanding the experiences of South Asian fathers in the UK, Family and Parenting Institute, London 
    • Salway, S., Reime, B.,Chowbey, P. et al. (October 2-5, 2010) Migration, minorities and maternity services: a three country international comparison, The 16th Qualitative health Research Conference Vancouver, Canada

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