Dr Sangha has worked in the trans-disciplinary field of Ecological Economics since she finished her
Dr Sangha has worked in the trans-disciplinary field of Ecological Economics since she finished her Master of Science (MSc) at Panjab University in India 20 years ago.
Initially, she worked on assessing the economic value of exotic Eucalytpus tereticornis and indigenous Dalbergia sissoo plantations for rural communities in north-east India.
More recently, Dr Sangha spent 15 years working closely with Indigenous communities in northern Australia. Her focus is on linking ecosystem services from rainforests and savannas with the wellbeing of remote Indigenous communities. She has developed an Indigenous ecosystem services framework, which applies the capability approach and innovative methods to evaluate ecosystem services from local and Indigenous perspectives.
Her work has been published in the Ecosystem Services journal in a paper titled Challenges for valuing ecosystem services from an Indigenous estate in northern Australia. Her paper on developing an Indigenous framework has also been published in Conservation and Society.
Dr Sangha is also the author of a book called Ways to live in harmony with nature, published by JoJo Publishing, Victoria. She outlines how we can realise the importance of Mother Nature’s services and benefits in our daily living and better manage our natural resources. She is also co-editor of Sustainable land sector development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations and cultural responsibilities, a book published by CRC press, USA.
Dr Sangha has published approximately 60 articles in national and international journals and conference proceedings.