Gita Sen has been Professor of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore since 1993 and Adjunct Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health since 2002.
She has served on a number of boards and committees including the Board of UNRISD and IDS, Sussex and is currently, inter alia, a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundations, the UNFPA’s High Level Task Force for ICPD, the High Level Expert Group of India’s Planning Commission, the Mission Steering Group of India’s National Rural Health Mission, and the Board of the National Health Systems Resource Centre. She is the recipient of a number of awards and honours including the Volvo Environment Prize, and honorary doctorates from the University of East Anglia, the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm), the Open University (UK) and the University of Sussex, as well as a Fullbright Fellowship. She has delivered a number of endowed lectures nationally and internationally, and has published extensively on gender and development, health equity, and population policy.
Prof. Dr. Sen holds an MA in Economics from the University of Delhi, India, and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University in the United States.