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Bharati Sharma

Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

Dr. Bharati Sharma

Associate Professor

Dr. Bharati Sharma is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar. Dr. Bharati has a Master’s Degree from the Maharajah Sayajirao University of Vadodara in Human Development and Family Studies, and a PhD from the Karolinska Insitutet Sweden, in Medical Sciences. She has several years of experience in public health working with Voluntary organizations, National academic institutes such as Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and International organizations such as the World Health Organization, and Aga Khan Health Services.

Areas of Interest:


  • Reproductive and child health
  • Human resources for maternal and child health with special focus on midwifery,
  • Child development
  • Social determinants of health
  • Quality of Life
  • Elderly care

Awards and Grants

  • WHO Midwifery competence (PI)
  • GSCSRA Elderly care (Co-PI)
  • PHRI Ethnographic study-Maldharis and Agariyas (Co-PI)
  • SEWA-Sewa Shakti Kendras (Co-PI)
  • UNICEF-Situation of tribal children in Gujarat (PI)

Key publications

  1. Bharati Sharma, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Eva Johansson, Kyllike Christensson. Self-assessed confidence of students on selected midwifery skills: Comparing diploma and bachelors programmes in one province of India. Midwifery 67 (2018) 12–17.
  2. Bharati Sharma, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Kyllike Christensson. The association of teaching-learning methods and self-confidence of nurse-midwives. A survey from one province in India. Women and Birth. 2018.
  3. Lena Bäck, Bharati Sharma, Annika Karlström , Katarina Tunon , Ingegerd Hildingsson. Professional confidence among Swedish final year midwifery students – A cross-sectional study. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare 14 (2017) 69–78.
  4. Sharma B, Ramani KV, Mavalankar D, Kanguru L, Hussein J. Using ‘appreciative inquiry’ in India to improve infection control practices in maternity care: a qualitative study. Global health action. 2015;8:26693.
  5. Sharma B, Hildingsson I, Johansson E, Prakasamma M, Ramani KV, Christensson K. Do the pre-service education programmes for midwives in India prepare confident ‘registered midwives’? A survey from India. Global health action. 2015; 8: 29553.

Electives Offered:

  • Advances in Qualitative Research
  • Quality of Life