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Dr Priti Parikh
117 Chadwick Building
Gower Street
Tel: Ext: 54101
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Dr. Parikh has expertise in infrastructure and business models for resource constrained settings such as slums and rural communities in Africa and Asia. She has experience in infrastructure planning for cities to cover the areas of financial planning, institutional frameworks and societal impact. She carries out sustainability assessments and monitoring/evaluation of infrastructure projects using participatory techniques and impact assessment tools She has substantial in-country experience in South Asia, Africa and UK working with local governments and slum communities and has led multi sectoral projects at both city and community scale.
Research Summary

Dr. Parikh's research focuses on infrastructure provision and impact in informal settlements. Her current work explores gender based violence around sanitation facilities, access to sanitation technologies in slums and resilient infrastructure. Her work also explores the impact of environmental improvements on well-being of low income communities in Asia and Africa.

She is programme director for the new MSc in Engineering for International Development


Teaching Summary

Systems, Society and Sustainability

Engineering and International Development

Project Supervisor for Collaborative Projects

Programme Director: Msc in Engineering for International Development

01-OCT-2016 Senior Lecturer Civil, Environment and Geomatic Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2014 Lecturer CEGE University College London, United Kingdom
15-DEC-2012 Trustee   Engineers Without Borders, United Kingdom
03-SEP-2012 – 31-DEC-2013 Teaching Fellow CEGE University College London, United Kingdom
15-OCT-2010 – 01-JAN-2014 Research Associate Business School Imperial College, United Kingdom
21-MAY-2010 Director   Development Vison 2020 Limited, United Kingdom
15-JUL-2008 – 21-MAY-2010 Senior Consultant International Development Arup, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2001 – 01-SEP-2004 Civil Engineer Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Burohappold, United Kingdom
01-JUN-1998 – 01-SEP-2001 Engineer Planner Engineering HPCE, India
01-JUN-1997 – 01-FEB-1998 Graduate Engineer Structural Engineering Peter Dann and Partners, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2008 PhD Doctorat – Engineering University of Cambridge
2005 M.Phil Master of Philosophy – Engineering University of Cambridge
1997 P.Grad Dip Postgraduate Diploma – Urban Planning Not stated
1994 BEng Bachelor of Engineering – Engineering University of Gujarat
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