Vivek Mathur

Research student, University of Leeds

Vivek Mathur

Vivek is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), and is based at the University of Leeds.

Vivek is working on the research project 2d, ‘Equitable Mitigation and Adaptation’. He is working towards generating new evidence on how equity and justice considerations relate to the performance of mitigation and adaptation projects and plans, both from the viewpoint of responding to climate change and in terms of contributions to local sustainable development.

Vivek is in the final stages of completing his PhD, which examines the everyday use of sustainable technology, drawing on ethnographic research in a village in India.


Vivek as a Research Associate at Loughborough University, where he conducted research on stakeholder engagement and related social issues in sustainability assessment of urban development projects.

He has an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy from Cardiff University, and a Bachelor of Planning degree from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India.

Vivek also worked for two years in India, and this included a contribution to the preparation of a regional development plan and a study of socio-ecological changes.

Research interests

  • Sociological investigations of sustainable development issues, particularly those related to equity, gender, power relations, practices and discourses.