Exchange Student, University of Sydney, Australia (2015)
Social Innovation Fellowship, Year Here, United Kingdom (2017)
Sehel Khandwala is a multidisciplinary designer who is passionate about using design for social change. Before joining Habib University, Sehel has worked as a Service Designer and Design Researcher across the public sector in the UK. She has carried out projects with central and local government, charities and in healthcare, to re-design public services that better meet the needs of communities. Projects included developing interventions to support communities most affected by obesity; designing a more holistic employment support service; understanding how a national government Wi-Fi service is being used and valued; and identifying and supporting residents at-risk of homelessness. Most recently, she has worked in Pakistan with not-for-profit CIRCLE Women, to review and redesign the student experience for future cohorts of their ‘Tech Karo’ programs.
Sehel has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from University College London, and an interest in applying qualitative research methods to understand people and their interaction with communities, cultures and environments. She completed a post-graduate fellowship in Social Innovation, during which she prototyped a shared economy platform to build networks for parents and improve access to affordable and flexible childcare.