Radhika is the Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and a Senior Researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment. She works on the linkages between energy and climate change in rapidly urbanizing environments.
Most of my research focus has been on existing housing in the context of climate change mitigation – investigating how 2050 climate change targets might be met through the markets for property (sales and rentals) and repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI). This involves economic transactions, flows of information at many different levels, and challenges for many existing institutions. I aim to make my research relevant to policy.
Nicola is looking at trait-based modelling of vegetation distribution of biomes in South Africa under climate change.