Riina Bhatia

Riina Bhatia

Doctoral researcher, Master of Science, Master of Social Sciences, Bachelor of Social Sciences

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I am a doctoral researcher on post-growth sustainability transformation in the context of Global North and Global South. My expertise lies in inclusive transitions, ecological economics and public sector capabilities for transformation.

My background is in international political economy, political ecology, development studies, peace and conflict research

In my previous positions I have been engaged with EU's international trade and migration issues, and with Nordic bioeconomy and gender equality issues. 

Apart from my research I am the chair of Rethinking Economics Finland.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Social sciences, business and law, Master, Master in Peace, Conflict and Mediation Research, Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

25 Aug 201715 May 2020

Award Date: 15 May 2020

Social sciences, business and law, Master, MSc in Environment, Politics and Development, SOAS University of London

30 Sept 20201 Oct 2021

Social sciences, Doctorate, Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

2023 → …

External positions

Doctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki

2023 → …

Skills and expertise

  • sustainable development goals
  • sustainability transitions
  • Gender Equality
  • Impact Assessment
  • political economy


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