Dr Sandhya Duggal

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Dr Sandhya Duggal was a BA Sociology student. She graduated in 2008 and continued on to a PhD in medical Sociology. She now works as a Research Fellow at the NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre.

Studying Sociology has opened up my perspective on a variety of topics ranging from current affairs to politics.

 

Why did you choose to study Sociology at the University of Leicester?

Sociology at the University of Leicester was appealing for many different reasons. Firstly, I had enjoyed studying Sociology for my A levels and I wanted to pursue it further at a University which had a reputable department. Secondly, I had friends and family who had attended the University in previous years and they had positive experience of their courses and living in the city.

How has studying Sociology influenced your career choice?

Studying Sociology has given me a solid background to pursue a career in Public Health research. Since graduating, I have completed a PhD which had a Sociological element within it. In addition to this, the skills I acquired have contributed to a number of my research roles within different areas including; Type II Diabetes, Maternal Health and Regenerative Medicine.

How has Sociology shaped your view of everyday life?

Studying Sociology has opened up my perspective on a variety of topics ranging from current affairs to politics. This has allowed me to develop a rounded viewpoint to consider ‘all sides’ of a story and think laterally when considering complex issues.

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