Dr Shirin  Madon

Dr Shirin Madon

Associate Professor

Department of International Development

Key Expertise
Digital innovation in humanitarianism, E-governance, Rural health

About me

Shirin Madon is Associate Professor of Information Communication Technologies and Socioeconomic Development.  She works jointly in the Departments of International Development, and Management (Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group) at LSE.  Shirin teaches on the topics of information communication technologies for socioeconomic development, and on humanitarian emergencies management and development.  Shirin is currently involved in interdisciplinary longitudinal research based in rural India and Tanzania with the aim of understanding and actively participating in strengthening accountability in primary healthcare delivery.  A second area of research investigates the current drive towards impact sourcing as a promoter of inclusive growth and development based on a study of this activity in rural Karnataka.  More recently, Shirin has been studying Aadhaar, India's biometric ID systems as a catalyst for inclusion of marginalised communities in social welfare schemes.  Shirin currently serves as Associate Editor for Information Technology & People, and Information Technology for Development.

Selected publications

Expertise Details

ICTs and socio-economic development; health information systems for improving primary healthcare; rural e-governance in India; telecentres & community development