Kartikeya's research interests lie in applying a mixed-methods approach to investigate questions around crime, security and terrorism. In his work he draws upon his diverse academic background with degrees in History, Law, Criminology and Crime Science.
He has worked on a range of topics such as modeling deviation from security procedures by metro rail drivers for his PhD thesis, quantitative analysis of sexual harassment of women in India, practices used by police in developing world to geo-locate crime in informal neighborhoods.
He has worked on research projects with various government and private sector organisations both in Europe and Asia, and is especially interested in applying principles of Crime Science to support capacity building in developing world.
As an Assistant Professor at University College London he encourages students to use qualitative and quantitative research methods to comprehensively understand crime, its causation and prevention. His previous work experience includes a career in journalism where he specialized in the working of organised crime syndicates and South East Asian terrorist groups.