Dr Radhika Khosla
From 2 April 2018 Dr Radhika Khosla will start working as the Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, Somerville College. She is also a Senior Researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, at the University of Oxford. She works on the integrated nature of the energy sector to examine the linkages between energy and climate change.
Her research and publications focus on the demand-side of energy, with attention to the technological, institutional, and behavioural aspects of energy consumption and its lock-in to rapidly urbanizing environments. Relatedly, her work also examines how cities respond to climate change and mainstream climate actions into local development processes. She also works on the analytic and strategic dimensions of energy and climate modelling efforts and policies, with an emphasis on India.
Radhika’s other current affiliations are at the Centre for Policy Research (India) and the MIT Energy Initiative (USA). Previously, she has been Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, and Staff Scientist and Welch Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York. In the latter roles she led research and implementation on built environment energy policies, to build the organization’s work on clean energy and climate change in India. She has also worked with The Energy and Research Institute in New Delhi and the Center for Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD in the Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate and master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Oxford.