Dr Monisha Vaid Sandhu


A photograph of Monisha, who is outside with greenery behind her. She is South Asian with black hair and a big smile. She is wearing a bright red top and gold earrings.

Monisha has a PhD in Public Health (Community health and services management) from LaTrobe University, a Masters in Community Resource Management and Extension from India, and a Masters in Public Policy from National University Singapore. She has over 15 years’ experience in project management and implementing research and evaluation studies in India, Kenya, Yemen and Australia. She is passionate about working on women’s health and empowerment and has worked on sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS and sustainable livelihood programs. At MCWH, she is working on multiple research projects – multicultural and settlement services supporting women experiencing violence; a participatory action research project with faith communities supporting healthy family relationships; and “Together We Can Stop Stillbirth”: Education Campaign. Monisha speaks Hindi and Punjabi.