Mittul is currently working with regional communities in Victoria (Australia) to co-produce their resilience action plan. She has specialised in post-disaster shelter and housing program design for carving pathways for community resilience for long-term in future.
Prior to entering in research, Mittul worked in architecture industry and as a tutor and lecturer for more than 7 years. She continues to develop a bridge between industry-academic silos. Some of the courses she has taught are like “Rural Studio” enabling University students in experiential design+build studios, international humanitarian study tours or addressing climate change at local and micro scale in partnership with local Council.
Mittul is a lecturer at RMIT’s Sustainability and Urban Planning and PhD supervisor.
Her core strengths are:
- Long-term reliability of housing projects
- Developing countries
- Strategies for design+built projects
- Humanitarian- Development nexus
- Prevention- Resilience nexus
- Co-production of knowledge
- Community participatory appraisal
- Action research, that is interdisciplinary, intersectoral and cross-cultural setting