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Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University

Mittul Vahanvati is a lecturer and research fellow at RMIT University Sustainability and Urban Planning discipline. She is passionate about disasters, post-disaster housing and settlement reconstruction program design, and community resilience.

She is currently working with regional communities in Victoria (Australia) to co-produce their resilience action plan through the Victorian Climate Change Innovation Funding. She is also involved in an action-research project “enhancing urban resilience to climate change impacts and natural disasters” in Honiara, through the UN-Habitat, whereby she adopts co-design and co-production approach.

Prior to entering in research, Mittul worked in architecture industry and as a tutor and lecturer for more than seven years. She continues to develop a bridge between industry and academic silos.


  • –present
    Researcher in Disaster Risk Reduction; Longterm reliability of Reconstruction Projects and Community Resilience, RMIT University


  • 2018 
    RMIT University, Doctor of Philosophy


PhD (RMIT); MBEnv-Sust Dev (UNSW); BArch (CEPT)