Dr. Priti Parikh joins the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management
16 December 2020
This January, BSCPM welcomes Dr. Priti Parikh who will be joining us from the UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering to expand her work with her research centre; Engineering for International Development (EFID).
EFID works to impact infrastructure (energy, water and sanitation) services for marginalised people. She was awarded the prestigious BBOXX/Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship to improve access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Parikh and her team of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers use mixed-method approaches for interdisciplinary research focusing on sustainable and resilient infrastructure, environmental improvements and business models for resource constrained settings (slums and rural communities). Dr. Parikh has successfully championed the need for high quality research and engineering education to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She founded the MSc programme in Engineering for International Development. She has been recognised as an EWB Changemaker, is a Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers and sits on the board of Engineers Against Poverty and Happold Foundation.
Dr Parikh said: “I am delighted to join BSCPM. In collaboration with BSCPM my goal is to make our centre more interdisciplinary, with stronger focus on climate change, energy economic modelling, infrastructure governance and behaviour change.”
Professor D’Maris Coffman said: “I am thrilled to welcome Priti Parikh to BSCPM. Her work on infrastructure, especially in water, sanitation and energy provision to informal settlements and rural communities in Africa and Asia, as well as on developing the empirical base with which to link infrastructure and SDGs, is enormously important to fields as diverse as welfare economics, development economics, infrastructure delivery, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. We are excited that someone of her stature has chosen us and look forward to her arrival and to the addition of EFID to the BSCPM landscape.”