As a social scientist, Hasina has used her areas of expertise to serve as a consultant and researcher on numerous projects. Working both independently and in association with Impulse, she has formed a strong reputation as a researcher and has established good working relationships with multiple agencies, especially those involved in the social development sector. She has actively documented her work, which has resulted in numerous research contributions and publications.
As an independent consultant and researcher, her work has related to subjects including human rights, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. She is affiliated with the Center for Health Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai as a researcher in the social aspects of health, which develops linkages among faculty members, researchers, and NGOs to undertake collaborative research and training projects. Beyond the scope of research related to her social development work, she has also been engaged by international organizations to conduct research studies on topics such as leadership and entrepreneurship.
In addition to her independent work, Hasina has designed and managed numerous projects while working with Impulse related to women’s and children’s issues, HIV/AIDS, human rights, and human trafficking. These research projects have consisted of both in-house studies for Impulse and paid research consultancies for outside organizations. Projects have included baseline survey studies for rural livelihood projects and needs assessment studies on issues such as child rights and women’s health. For example, Impulse conducted consultation studies of rural and urban communities for World Vision of Shillong, as well as the Shillong Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Project KBR funded by AUSAID in collaboration with the Government of Meghalaya. For more details regarding the research and consulting efforts conducted by Hasina, in association with Impulse.