Dr Devanik Saha

Research Officer
School of Health and Social Care
Dr Devanik Saha



Dr Devanik Saha is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the GEMMS Global Health Research Group, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex. At GEMMS, he co-leads the policy and governance vertical of the project, which involves critically analysing various migration health policies and stakeholders. He holds a PhD from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. His doctoral thesis explores men's involvement in maternal reproductive care in an informal settlement of Delhi. His areas of interest are gender, men and masculinities, migration, maternal reproductive health, and Indian politics. He is also a recipient of the Global Talent Visa by the UK government, wherein he has been endorsed as an exceptional talent in the field of Global Health and Development. He has worked and consulted for different organizations such as Tetra Tech International, Duke NUS Medical School, BBC Media Action, UNICEF India, World Bank, SRIJAN India, Institute of Development Studies, Teach For India, and other organizations. He can be contacted on Twitter @devanikindia or


  • PhD Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, (2023)

  • MA (Gender and Development) Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, (2017)

Research and professional activities

Current research

Gendered violence & poor mental health among migrants in precarious situations (GEMMS)

GEMMS is global health research group that will address the unmet health needs of migrants in distinct precarious contexts in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa in particular the bordering space between South Africa and Zimbabwe (Beitbridge and Musina districts), India’s most deprived and populated urban ward (Mumbai) and bordering rural regions in Myanmar (Kachin state). GEMMS aim is to create the necessary tools, actions, and an intervention pathway to disrupt the damaging cycle of gendered violence (GV) and poor mental health (MH), to improve the wellbeing of migrants in precarious situations. This includes: developing responsive interventions that can address migrants’ changing needs over time and contexts and, equipping key stakeholders at national and global levels to deliver evidence-based policies to support action on GV and MH among migrant communities.
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Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Health Inequalities and Intersectionality 101 (HS856)



Colchester Campus

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