Department of Political Science


Dr Nidhi Chaudhary

Nidhi Chaudhary

Dr Nidhi Chaudhary

Teaching Fellow in PPEE


Nidhi joined the Department this September as a Teaching Fellow in Public Policy Economics and Analysis. She holds an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the University of Cambridge and is currently finishing her PhD at Cambridge focusing on development economics and public policy. Prior to joining UCL, Nidhi had taught in advanced management and economics programme at the University of Cambridge and courses in Architecture in India. She has also worked on urban development and public sector reform programs in India.


Nidhi’s research interests include the design, analysis and evaluation of public policy; innovation systems; good governance; and multi-level governance issues.  Her doctoral research looks the diversity of learning mechanisms by which firms in the Indian software sector have developed and accumulated their innovative capabilities over time. The research also systematically analyses the role of institutions and public policies in supporting innovation and growth in the Indian software sector. Nidhi has recently been engaged in a research project commissioned by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to evaluate the impact of non-hypothecated research funding by the government to English universities.