I joined the Cultural Geography research group at the Institute of Geography as a PhD candidate in April 2021. Prior, I obtained my master’s degree in Environment Management (2013) at the Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University in India with a focus on disaster management studies in the mountains. In 2018, I moved to England for my second master’s degree, M.Sc. Risk at Durham University with the thesis titled “Nature-Based Solutions for Water: A Vision for Newcastle City, England”. I have also worked with international and national organizations in sustainability, disaster risk management, climate change, natural heritage management, and biodiversity conservation. Currently, I’m doing fieldwork on flood risk management in Kerala as part of my research project on the potential of historical data and local narratives for enhancing risk governance in India.
Institute of Geography
Disaster governance, vulnerability & resilience, systemic risks, flood risk management, global policies, local perspectives, environmental history, simulations & games in participatory research, nature conservation, maritime culture, Indian Ocean World, India
I’m a PhD scholar within the international SSHRC-funded partnership “Appraising risk, past and present. Interrogating historical data to enhance understanding of environmental crises in the Indian Ocean World.”
- Participation in the Summer School Workshop of the Appraising Risk Partnership focused on the climate of the Indian Ocean World (IOW) region organized by the Centre for World Environmental History (CWEH) at the University of Sussex from May 26-27, 2021.
- Participation in UNU-EHS Intensive Summer Course on “Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction to Enhance Sustainable Development in a Changing World” May 8-19, 2017, at UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.
- Participation in Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 New Delhi, India, 2-5 November 2016.
- Participation in IUCN-AMCDRR Pre-Conference Session on “Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development – The Role of Biodiversity, 1-2 November 2016, New Delhi.
- Participation in a Short Course on Disaster Damage and Loss Assessment in Natural Heritage and Cultural Sites using Geospatial Techniques, Dehradun, 11 September to 2 October 2016.
- Presention in Technical Session on Natural World Heritage sites and their role in provisioning ES including disaster risk reduction & Climate change adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region: 2016 Asian ESP Conference, Republic of Korea 30 May – 3 June 2016.