The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Dr Priti Parikh named as one of 100 Most Influential Academics in Government

21 December 2021

BSSC Associate Professor and Engineering for International Development Research Centre Director, Dr Priti Parikh, has been named as one of 100 Most Influential Academics in Government

Priti Parikh

The list from Apolotico highlights work that has influenced the policymaking process by providing insights into policy problems, contributing innovative ideas and solutions, or adding relevant and informative data. Also each nominee on the list has been shown to be committed to improving the work of government, and their research has already made an impact in areas including employment and skills, Covid-19, social policy and climate and sustainability. 

Dr Priti Parikh was highlighted because of her work in climate and sustainability. Her research evidences the benefits of providing water, sanitation and energy infrastructure in low-middle income countries. Her work has influenced policy and practice especially the work around evidencing links between infrastructure and Sustainable Development Goals.

She provides strategic advice through her roles as board member for Happold Foundation and Engineer's Against Poverty and Institution of Civil Engineer's Council member.

Dr Parikh said: “I am thrilled to be recognised as one of the 100 most influential academics for policymaking and a great way to end 2021. I would like to thank all our amazing colleagues, researchers, external partners and funders for making this possible.”

To find out more about this year’s list from Apolitical click here.