Office of Research
Visiting Research Associate, Psychology
Saloni Atal, MPhil, is a PhD student and a Gates scholar at theInstitute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge. Saloni is asocial psychologist and works on global mental health, gender, labor and social development. Through her research, she aims to provide policy-relevant evidence that drives change on the ground. She is particularly interested in the socio-political economy of mental health and in developing contextually sensitive tools to measure women’s agency and empowerment. She uses mixed research methods and takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on sociocultural theories of knowledge, critical development studies and transnational feminist perspectives.