The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development is delighted to announce that Dr Siddharth Arora has joined the Centre as its Programme Director in October 2021. Dr Arora, along with Research Director Prof Radhika Khosla, will lead the scholarship programme at the OICSD and work toward building a community of students and researchers.

Dr Siddharth Arora is a Departmental Lecturer at the Saïd Business School and an Affiliate Researcher at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He obtained his DPhil from the University of Oxford, and his research is primarily focused on telemedicine and emergency healthcare.

Dr Arora’s current research is pivotal in investigating the feasibility and potential of using smartphones as a diagnostic support tool for Parkinson’s disease. He is committed to applying his research to real life, in particular to the use of reliable, simple and inexpensive remote technologies to improve the quality of life for patients all over the world, especially in rural areas. Dr Arora received the Martin Black prize for his research. He was also voted as the Most Acclaimed Lecturer by the Oxford University Student Union.

On his new role at the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, Dr Arora said:

“I’m delighted to be a part of the OICSD family, which has been playing a significantly growing role in tackling complex challenges that India faces. As part of this exciting new role, I will be working towards raising the profile of the Centre by ensuring that it becomes the hub of multidisciplinary research related to India. I am committed to helping develop future leaders at the OICSD by providing them with a solid support network during their studies at Oxford. I look forward to working with the OICSD Committee and wider network, in our quest to translate academic research into policy reforms and impact on the ground.”

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