Ashmita Randhawa is an Innovation and Research Manager at Digital Catapult NETV, Sunderland Software City, since July 2021.
Previously, Ashmita was a SKOPE Research Officer and a gained a DPhil at the Department of Education. Her research interests include: : STEM and digital skills and the labour market; education policy; innovative models of secondary and higher education.
Ashmita holds a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and an MEd in Education Policy and Leadership Studies from Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Prior to starting her Master’s degree, she worked as a formulator and project manager at Procter & Gamble, where she was involved in multiple outreach projects for the development of STEM skills in young people.
Alongside her PhD, she has worked on research projects examining the impact of policy on innovation in education, and on a community outreach programme that seeks to empower highly marginalised young women to transition them into education, employment or training through the development of digital skills.