Contact Sharanya Basu Roy

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Before joining Cranfield, Sharanya was pursuing her PhD at the School of Law, University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. She recently submitted her PhD in January 2019. She specialised at UCC in the interdisciplinary methodology 'Economic Analysis of Law'. Her PhD is based on water law and economics. It is an empirical study which looks into how regulatory quality (along with other socio-economic factors) affects river pollution levels in India and China. During her PhD, she was awarded the College of Business and Law Government of Ireland International Scholarship 2015-16 (for applicants from India) and UCC School of Law PhD Scholarship. In 2016, she was also awarded the President James Slattery Prize and Medal in Law by the School of Law, UCC.

She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Delhi (Kamla Nehru College), India and afterwards, specialised in Environmental economics during her post graduation at TERI university, New Delhi, India. 

She has interned at  various internationally recognised research organisations, such as Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) (Kolkata), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (New Delhi) and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) (Mumbai). 

She has also gained industry experience, while working as a Research Associate at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development (NISTADS-CSIR) and at Indo-French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA).  

Current activities

Currently, Sharanya is working as a Research Assistant in Economic Analysis of Wetland Ecosystem Services.

She is working on the project, 'Taking the bite out of wetlands: Managing Mosquitoes and the Socio-Ecological Value of Wetlands for Wellbeing' . Wetland LIFE, looks into the various health and well-being impacts of increasing wetlands in the UK, particularly in the context of both short and long term responses to extreme weather events and climate change (especially mosquitoes).

Sharanya's research interests include:

(1) Environmental economics and law

(2) Environmental Policy and Regulation

(3) Water economics and law

(4) Economic Analysis of Law methodology


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