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Punita Chowbey is a research fellow in the University's Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Her background is in sociology, social policy and development focusing on gender inequality, race and ethnicity, household economies, food and families and parenting among South Asian communities in the UK and South Asia.  


  • Household economies
  • Food choice, consumption and food practices
  • Women's employment and empowerment
  • Families and personal relationships; parenting and child wellbeing
  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Gendetr and ethnic inequality in health
  • Participation theories and community engagement

Recent Coverage:
BBC Radio Sheffield - 21 May 2017
[Marital economic abuse]

The Conversation - 2 May 2017
[How Pakistani and Indian women confront marital economic abuse]