Suparna has worked extensively in the development sector in India for over thirty years. Her work has been at different scales ranging from the grassroots to being part of policy making bodies. Suparna has also co-founded organisations in the social sector the most recent one being Indian School of Development Management.
As Dean at ISDM, she led the integration of wellbeing in the curriculum. Over the past few years she has been exploring the idea of regeneration for thriving and flourishing of all life on Mother Earth, and the contributions that Indic Knowledge Systems can make for Universal Wellbeing. She has recently designed and run a course on Regenerative Leadership, and is facilitating organisations to embed principles of regeneration in their design and practice.
Suparna consults in the education space and is currently a member of a Task Force set up by the government for the implementation of India's National Education Policy 2020 in the state of Karnataka. She also holds the position of Director, Centre for Regenerative Development at Rashtram School of Public Leadership.