research interests include community engagement in the biomedical research context
as part of global health research ethics. The context of her research allows her
to interact with social sciences, bioethics, and biomedical research particularly
in the context of hi-tech biotech health care research.
Dr. Bandewar is
currently pursuing a Post Doctoral Fellowship in bioethics at the University of
Toronto. She is the Research Coordinator for an International Initiative in
Community Engagement Global Case Study Research. She has training in
Anthropology and Bioethics. Gender, women and health, social science research
ethics, ethics review system, counseling ethics are some of her core areas of
work. Her core activities have been research and advocacy in health,
particularly women's health in India. She has also been involved in teaching
and training in Medical Anthropology and bioethics. She is member of the
International Research Ethics Board, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Geneva.
She has served on the National Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Medical
Ethics, Mumbai, India. She has been visiting faculty and a resource person on
the training and teaching programs in health and human rights, social science
research ethics, medical anthropology, gender and health, feminist research methodologies
in health at academic institutes and other alternative education systems. She
has been part of the National Bioethics Faculty, India which involved designing
research ethics curricula and conducting training programs. She is member of
the Editorial Advisory Board, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Mumbai, India.
She is associated with people's health and women's health movement/ initiatives