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Dr Sunrita Dhar-Bhattacharjee

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Law
Areas of Expertise:
Business Management , Human Resources Management , Business, management and leadership
Research Supervision:

Dr Sunrita Dhar Bhattacharjee is an interdisciplinary social scientist who uses the critical social sciences to research and explore work, policy, and governance for sustainable development. She is an Associate Professor at ARU's School of Management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and a Principal Fellow of Advanced HEA. Prior to this she was the Deputy Head of School for the School of Management.

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Sunrita has extensive experience of working in various international, European, and national research and consultancy projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF), Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance (GMSA), Northwest Development Agency (NWDA), UK Sector Skills Councils, Leonardo da Vinci programme, Swedish Research Council and Swedish Council for Working life, all addressing the United Nations Sustainable development goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10.

Sunrita has considerable experience of engaging with multiple stakeholders across a range of different sectoral contexts with international communities. Her research brings in critical social science concepts alongside international comparative participatory methods. Her recent QR_GCRF funded research projects addresses issues related to the pandemic on access to technology, education, and access to energy in the global south.

Research interests
  • Work, gender and the labour market
  • Gender and access to education
  • Transnational organisations and knowledge transfer
  • Food security and sustainable development
  • Gender equity and energy access
Areas of research supervision

Sunrita is an experienced research degree supervisor with experience both PhD and professional doctorates. She is interested in supervising students on the following topics:

  • Women and work
  • Gender and education
  • Food security and sustainable development
  • Virtual work and offshoring
  • Transnational organisations and knowledge transfer
  • Cross cultural management

Sunrita has extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in research methods, organisational behaviour and human resource management.

  • Principal Fellow, Advance HE
  • PhD, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
  • PGCert in Teaching and Learning, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PG Cert Project Management, Open University, UK
  • Masters in International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • Bachelor in Political Science (Honours), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Academic member of the CIPD MCIPD
  • External Panellist, Athena Swan
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
Selected recent publications

Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S., Singh, A., Upadhayaya A., Upadhayaya P., Mishra, M., Sule, O., (2023) - Impact of access to education and technology during COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, India. Educational Quest: An Int. J. of Education and Applied Social Sciences: April 2023 Volume 14 issue 1.

Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S. and Dwivedi, P (2023). The ideal woman in India is the mother, the mother first, and the mother last”: working mothers’ positioning and identity at work. Gender, Work & Organisation Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 28-30 June 2023.

Schiffer, A., Greene, M., Khalid, R., Foulds, C., Vidal, C.A., Chatterjee, M., Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S., Edomah, N., Sule, O., Palit, D. and Yesutanbul, A.N., (2022). Brokering Gender Empowerment in Energy Access in the Global South. Buildings and Cities, 3(1), pp.619–637. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/bc.236

Chatterjee, M., Palit, D., and Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S., (2021), Energy Access and Gender in India: Policy Brief. Cambridge: Global Sustainability Institute.

Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S. and Richardson, H., (2018). A tour of India in one workplace: investigating complex and gendered relations in IT. Information Technology & People, Vol. 31 Issue: 2, pp.578-594. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/ITP-08-2015-0198

Blomqvist, M., Peterson, H. and Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S., (2015). You Feel the Threat from Asia: Onshore Experiences of IT Offshoring to India. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5(4), p.41.

Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S., & Takruri-Rizk, H. (2011). Gender segregation and ICT: An Indo-British comparison. International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP), Vol 2, No 1, Page 45-67, Jan-March 2011.

Salminen-Karlsson, M., and Peterson, H. and Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S. (2016). Ideal Employees in Transnational ICT Companies. Book chapter published by Springer, 2016 in 'Gender in transnational knowledge companies'.

Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S., & Takruri-Rizk, H. (2011). Gender segregation and ICT: An Indo-British comparison, Celia Romm Livermore (Eds.), Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences, and Relationships (pp 50-71). IGI Global Publishing.


Recipient of the Oxford Journal Top 50 Educators Award at Said Business School, University of Oxford, 22-23 November 2015.

Recipient of the Best Training Scheme Award at the National Women in Construction Awards, UK, March 2010, for the Women & Work: Sector Pathways Initiative (W&WSPI) project phase three.