Sneha Raman is a design researcher based in the Innovation School at the Glasgow School of Art. Her research focuses on developing participatory approaches for designing the future of health and wellbeing, especially focusing on engaging with citizens and communities with different abilities and sensitivities who are often not included in a design process. Sneha has worked on a number of projects with the DHI since 2014, focusing on a range of issues such as improving access to palliative care for people living in rural and remote areas in the Scottish Highlands; developing emotional and bereavement support for women around miscarriage; and supporting young people with learning disabilities to stay safe online.
Sneha studied Design Innovation and Citizenship at The Glasgow School of Art. Prior to moving to Scotland, Sneha worked as a Senior Design Researcher and Innovation Manager with a leading design and research consulting practice in India, collaborating with businesses and third sector organisations such as GE Healthcare and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on global challenges. She led multidisciplinary teams of researchers and designers on rural healthcare projects particularly focusing on maternal and child health in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Sneha holds a bachelors degree in Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India; following which she had a brief stint working as a designer and lifestyle trends and forecast analyst.
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