Radhika Khosla | Visiting Fellow


Dr Radhika Khosla is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and Senior Researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford. 

She works on the linkages between energy and climate change in rapidly urbanizing environments, and the two foci of her research are: urban energy demand and consumption; and the mainstreaming of climate actions into local development processes in cities. Her broader research examines how countries and cities in transition can effectively manage and meet their energy, economic and environmental objectives.

Radhika’s other current affiliations are at the MIT Energy Initiative (USA). Previously, was a Fellow at CPR where she worked on the analytic and strategic dimensions of India’s energy and climate policies, with a focus on the technological, institutional and behavioural aspects of energy use and its lock-in to a rapidly growing built environment. She has also been a Staff Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in New York where she helped set up the organization’s work on clean energy and climate change in India and led research and implementation on building energy policies in Indian states. Her other past affiliations include the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and the Center for Advanced Study of India, at the University of Pennsylvania; NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation in New York; and The Energy and Research Institute in New Delhi.

She holds a PhD in the Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate and master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Oxford.