Divya Sharma

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Socio-ecological Systems
  • Adaptive Decision Making
  • Climate Change
  • Livelihoods
  • Agriculture
  • Agent Based Models
  • Social Network Analysis
  • System Dynamics


Divya works at the intersection of complexity and adaptive decision-making. She has a keen interest in understanding livelihood decisions through the socio-ecological system lens. She works with tools like agent-based modelling, social network analysis, and system dynamics to understand livelihood decisions.

She is a recipient of PhD Grant from the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) supported Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods programme.

She is also a recipient of DAAD grant to conduct research at Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin and Annual fellowship from National Mission on Himalayan Studies(NMHS), Ministry of Environment, Government of India.

Before joining the University, she worked at IIT Roorkee as a postdoc and project coordinator. She also has six years of industrial experience in computer-aided designing and stress analysis in the domain of aerospace and consumer appliances. 

She has worked in organisations like Infosys Technologies Limited, Tech Mahindra, Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI), and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and was a gold medalist in her master’s programme in Climate Science and Policy.


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