Sangita Shrestha joined CNSUK as a Research Associate in January 2014. At CNSUK, Sangita leads the environmental project which aims to measure awareness and attitudes towards environmentally friendly food among people of different ethnic backgrounds in Britain. She is also a co-investigator in a 'Social Mobility' project. Apart from her research skills, Sangita also brings over 10 years of international experience in communications and media relations. She has worked in a range of organisations from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through to Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Lutheran World Federation. Educated in England, Nepal and Australia, Sangita holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Surrey (United Kingdom), a Master's degree in Anthropology (Nepal) and Diploma in Information Technology (Australia).
Currently, Sangita is also affiliated to University of Surrey as a Visiting Researcher.
PhD in Sociology, University of Surrey. United Kingdom
Master's degree in Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Diploma in Information Technology, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Australia
Environment and science communication, environmental media discourses, media constructions, public environmental knowledge, public understanding of science, and audience analysis. Her other research interests include issues related to Nepal and Nepali Diaspora
Shrestha, S., Burningham, K. & Grant, C. (2014), Constructions of Climate Change on the Radio and in Nepalese Lay Focus Groups, Environmental Communication, Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 161–178 (ID: 906480 DOI:10.1080/17524032.2014.906480).
Shrestha, S. and Burningham, K. Science Communication in Public Arena: The Media and the Audiences, in progress.
Shrestha, S. (2012). Constructions of the Environment in Nepal: Environmental Discourses in the Media and in Everyday Lives. Paper presented at the IAMCR 2012 Conference, 15-19 July, 2012. Durban, South Africa.
Shrestha, S. (2012). Power, Knowledge and Citizens: Constructing a Problematic Triangular Relation with the Environment. Paper presented at the MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) Conference, 11-13 January 2012, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Shrestha, S. (2011). The Media and Locally Contextualised Representation of the Environment in Nepal. Paper presented at the MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) Conference, 12-14 January 2011, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
Shrestha, S. (2011). The Media and Locally Contextualised Representations of the Environment in Nepal. 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.
Shrestha, S. (2010). Discourses and the Environment: Nepal in a Picture. Paper presented at the 3rd European Communication Conference, 12-15 October 2010, Hamberg, Germany. Abstracts Section 16 - Science and Environment Communication.
Shrestha, S. (2010). Media Representations of the Environment. Paper presented at Surrey Post Graduate Research Conference. 23-24 September 2010, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
Shrestha, S. (2014), Constructions of the Environment in Nepal: Environmental Discourses on Air and on the Ground. Paper presented at the BNAC (Britain Nepal Academic Council) Study days, 24-25 April, 2014. Oxford University, United Kingdom.
Shrestha, S. (2010). Local to Global Challenges: Understanding Mediated Environmental Discourses. Paper presented at Communication Research Seminar, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
Shrestha, S. (2008), History and Transformation of Media Landscape in Nepal in the Context of Biodiversity Communication. Paper presented at Communication Research Seminar, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
Shrestha, S. and Grant, C.B. (in progress). Discourses of the Environment in Nepal.
Shreshta, S (2001a), ‘Bhangalo’ - A comic book based on the issue of Girls Trafficking in Nepal (story and concept). Kathmandu: WOREC.
Shrestha, S. (2001b). Traffic in Women: Collection of Information (Pocket Book). Kathmandu: WOREC.
Shrestha, S. (2000). Violence Against Women and the State Responsibility. Rajbhandari, B. (ed). Kathmandu: WOREC.
Rajbhandari, B., Shrestha, S., Gautam, B.R., Rajbhandari, R. (2000). A Situational Analysis of Traffic in Women in Morang and Sunsari Districts. Kathmandu: WOREC.
National Trust, United Kingdom
IECA (International Environmental Communication Association), Founding Member, 2011, Professional Member 2015
- Forever Surrey, University of Surrey Almuni, Member.