Dr. Mittul Vahanvati
Lecturer, Research Fellow, RMIT University
About Dr. Mittul Vahanvati
Dr Mittul Vahanvati is a lecturer, course-coordinator and researcher with more than 5 years of experience in academia. Mittul comes into academia after practicing in industry for over 7 years. She is trained as an architect and has masters in sustainable development. She changed her career trajectory in 2012 from practice to academic when she started her PhD in longitudinal studies on post-disaster housing reconstruction and community resilience at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, she has written more than 6 articles in scholarly publications, has won award for her research paper at the 5th International conference on building resilience. She has chaired International conferences, has been invited to be jury member and has co-authored the book Co-building with bamboo. Her research has adopted multi-disciplinary and mixed-methods, action-research and co-production of knowledge. Her research interests include blurring the boundaries between research and practice, between academia and practice and the design of processes for social change, especially in context of climate change, built environment and community resilience.