Professor Parikh has expertise in infrastructure (water, sanitation and energy) for resource constrained settings such as slums and rural communities in Africa and Asia. She is also leading research on developing evidence base to link SDG's and infrastructure. She is Director of Bartlett's School of Sustainable Construction and Engineering for International Development Research Centre.
She provides strategic advise on links between Infrastructure and climate change and SDGs in emerging economies. She is a Trustee with Institution of Civil Engineers, Engineers Against Poverty and Happold Foundation. She was recognised as one of the top 50 women in engineering in UK in 2022 and one of the top academics for supporting policy making by Apolitical.