Nethmi Jayaratne Kariyawasam

Postgraduate Researcher University of Oxford

Coming from a background in Architecture, I am deeply passionate about addressing the climatic challenges that intertwine with social sciences and sustainability. I believe that it is crucial to address the advancing climatic challenges both sustainably and equitably.

My DPhil research aims to tackle the urgent issues of extreme heat and inequality focusing on assessing cooling poverty its exposure and the underlying causes. I am particularly interested in exploring innovative approaches to address the multifaceted impact of extreme heat on communities which will not only advance academic knowledge but also have a tangible impact on communities around the world, fostering resilience and equity in the face of escalating climatic challenges.