Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Postgraduate







602Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Abha is an interdisciplinary LISS DTP researcher and a doctoral student at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. She is also aligned with the SSCP DTP based at the Grantham Institute. Her research interest is in understanding the socio-ecological impacts of conservation initiatives and their implications for environmental policies. Her doctoral research looks at the drivers of restoration initiatives in Brazil and India and traces their synergy within global restoration goals. Her PhD research is supervised by Dr Morena Mills and Dr Arundhati Jagadish. 

Prior to the PhD, Abha worked for five years with multiple research groups and non-profit organizations in India. The focus was on addressing challenges related to forest-based livelihoods, water security, and governance in rural areas across India. She holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune and a Master's degree in Development (Sustainability specialization) from Azim Premji University, Bangalore.



Ramprasad V, Joglekar A, Fleischman F, 2020, Plantations and pastoralists: afforestation activities make pastoralists in the Indian Himalaya vulnerable, Ecology and Society, Vol:25, ISSN:1708-3087

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