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Dr Ruth Kattumuri

Dr Ruth KattumuriDr Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Director of the Asia Research Centre and India Observatory.

Dr Kattumuri is responsible for developing multi-disciplinary research and programmes of the Asia Research Centre and the India Observatory. With over two decades of experience in higher education in UK and India, Ruth has pioneered several innovative knowledge development programmes. Her research interests are in population and development issues including growth and inclusion; and climate change policy.

Research Interests

  • International Growth and Development
  • Population Dynamics
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Higher education: India and UK
  • Migration
  • India
  • Social Survey Methodology

Selected Publications


  • Kattumuri, R. (forthcoming). Evidence and the policy process from an Indian perspective. Contemporary Social Science Special Issue. Taylor & Francis Group. Oxford, UK.
  • Kattumuri, R. (Forthcoming). Local Adaptation Strategies in Semi-arid regions: Study of two villages in Karnataka, India. Climate and Development.  Taylor & Francis Group. Oxford, UK.
  • Bhattacharya, R., Kattumuri, R., Sinha, D., and Tiwari, D. (Forthcoming). Public services, social relations, politics and gender – Tales from a North Indian village. In: Himanshu, Jha, P. and Rodgers, G. (eds.) Longitudinal research in village India: Methods and findings. Oxford University Press.







  • Kattumuri, R. (2003).One and a half decades of HIV/AIDS In Tamil Nadu: How much do patients know now? International Journal of STD & AIDS, 14(8): 552-559.
  • Vijayathilakan J.P. and Kattumuri, R. (1992). Socio-economic study of sandalwood, rosewood and red sanders in four southern states in India. Crafts Council of India, Chennai, India.
  • Vijayathilakan, J.P. and Kattumuri, R. (1989). Study of disadvantaged groups in Tamil Nadu. NOVIB (Netherlands Organisation for International Assistance), Netherlands.
  • Vijayathilakan, J.P. and Kattumuri, R. et al (1987). Study of Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu. World Council of Churches.