Kaustubh Rau

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Science and Society
  • Educational practice
  • Nature Awareness for Children


I am a biomedical engineer who veered into Biology during my PhD days. I am deeply interested in understanding people’s relationship with nature and their response to the climate crisis. 

Currently I am studying urban children’s ideas of nature (in collaboration with Nature Conservation Foundation) and also working on a pilot project on documentation of Bengaluru’s lakes.

Prior to joining APU, I worked as a teacher in Rishi Valley School, Andhra Pradesh. There I was involved in developing an activity-based curriculum for Science teaching in the middle and senior school. 

I was also part of the Young Investigator Programme at the National Centre for Biological Sciences. 

My post-doctoral training is from the University of California, Irvine and doctorate is from University of Florida.



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