Lakshmi Neelakantan

Senior Research Officer

Defence & Veteran Family Research

Dr Lakshmi Neelakantan currently works in the Defence & Veteran Family Research team on studies of military and veteran families. Lakshmi previously worked in academia at the University of Oxford and University of Edinburgh, as well as in non-profit organisations such as the Poverty Action Lab, undertaking research and evaluation on violence against children, adolescent mental health, bullying, self-harm, and nutrition. Lakshmi is a mixed-methods researcher, having used both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work. She is interested in policy-relevant research that improves the welfare of children and families.


BA LLB (Hons) (NLU Jodhpur), MSc (Oxford), PhD (Edinburgh)