Youthika Chauhan

I am currently at a postdoctoral research fellow at Imperial College London, working remotely for the Leonardo Centre on Business for Society. I have a Ph.D. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina. My research interest is primarily in the area of sustainability and social and environmental impact. I study sustainability initiatives and factors contributing to their effectiveness.

As a mixed methods researcher, I use a vast range of research methodologies in my work including quantitative methods (field experiments and RCTs, regressions, sentiment and content analysis, event-study, etc.) and qualitative methods (inductive analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, case comparison, etc.). I have experience of on-the-field data collection, survey execution, and field experimentation in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. I have worked on food sustainability, the outreach of health and nutrition, agricultural resource management, and related areas which are among the impending issues of current times. Presently, I am exploring these and other areas of social and environmental impact at a global level.

Areas of interest: sustainability; social and environmental impact; developing, and least developed economies.

Languages: Hindi (native); English (bilingual); French (full working proficiency; DELF B2, i.e., level 4); German (professional working proficiency, Goethe Zertifikat A2, i.e., level 2); Gujarati (full professional proficiency); Marathi (working knowledge); Urdu (literary interest and proficiency)