New Zealand’s First Accredited Practitioner

Social Value International are proud to announce Dr. Sneha Lakhotia as New Zealand’s first Accredited Practitioner!

Dr.Sneha Lakhotia currently serves as the Policy Lead and Quantitative Researcher at Te Whānau o Waipareira, Auckland, New Zealand. Sneha is a health and social sector
professional, with over ten years of diverse experience in this domain. She is passionate about catalysing change and driving social impact. Her experience as a dental practitioner, coupled with a deep desire to contribute to the health of the population at large, led to pursue her Masters in Public Health specialising in Social Epidemiology. Her broad interest areas revolve around health and social inequities, social impact and evidence-based policy research/design.


With rich professional achievements and accolades gained across New Zealand and India, Sneha has successfully established relationships and collaborated closely with a wide range of stakeholders across both countries. She works closely with Government Agencies, Private

Sector entities, Non-Profits- local and international, and most importantly communities. The latter is a testament to her desire and commitment to be positioned at the confluence of theory and translation into practice – from the policy to the grass-root level.

Sneha has led partnerships across both countries to explore complex and pressing issues to deliver tailored solutions for communities. This is based on her penchant for leveraging research, social impact methodologies, to assess options, design solutions and evaluate outcomes on a concurrent basis. Sneha firmly believes in the power of data and enjoys working
with datasets (qualitative/quantitative) to promote innovative and evidence-based solutions for positive social and environmental impact.

Besides professional achievements, Sneha enjoys gaining new insights from her peers, as well as sharing her knowledge and experiences across various platforms. She has presented and
been a speaker at different forums, conferences and workshops.

Her ability to engage with contemporary issues, with an eye on existing evidence and likely future trajectories, ensures that her endeavours remain critical to the changing dynamics of the
sector and global contours.

Learn about Waipairera ‘s assured report here.

Find out more about Wapaireira here.

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