Shrutika Parihar is a doctoral candidate at Ahmedabad University. Her research includes energy, climate change, vulnerability assessments, land use and transport. She specializes in GIS-based modelling. For the last 9 years, she has been contributing to research work in the domains of planning and public policy in collaboration with many national and international agencies. She has co-authored the book titled "Land use change trends of Indian cities: a bird's eye view: Vulnerabilities of unplanned urban growth. Sage Publication, New Delhi, India.", which was a part of a project with Indo-Norwegian Cooperation Project (INCP). She has publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has Co-authored national reports for Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Department of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Earth Sciences. She holds a master’s degree in Geomatics from CEPT University and a masters in Geography from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.