Deepthi specialises in qualitative research, systematic literature reviews, and information and knowledge management. For IDEAS, she is leading on some qualitative research to explore the scalability and sustainability of the Village Health Workers scheme in Gombe State, Nigeria. She also contributes to a broader qualitative study of the sustainability of innovations to improve maternal and newborn survival in India, Ethiopia and northeast Nigeria. In addition, she helps to run Data Driven Learning Workshops working with the State Primary Health Care Development Agency and implementing partners in Gombe State and compiles a weekly list of recently published peer reviewed journal papers to share with the IDEAS and Dagu teams. An experienced journalist and copyeditor, she contributes to the editing and production of some of the IDEAS communication outputs, both print and electronic.