Marisha joined the Ethox Centre in 2018 as a DPhil student in Population Health. Supervised by Dr. Maureen Kelley and Dr. Michael Dunn, Marisha's research focuses on ethical complexities involved in the use and non-use of psychiatric involuntary admission. Marisha aims to develop a framework for involuntary admission that balances the right to autonomy, right to health, and broader population health priorities in ways that are both responsive to stakeholder perspectives and sensitive to resource constraints where access to mental healthcare is limited. Her research is supported by the Clarendon Fund, Brasenose College Kwai Cheong Scholarship, and the Nuffield Department of Population Health.
Prior to pursuing the DPhil in Population Health, Marisha worked at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics as a Research Associate on two grants to develop ethics guidance for the responsible and equitable inclusion of pregnant women in clinical research. Marisha earned her MSc in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College London in 2016, and her BS in International Health from the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University in 2014.