Rajan is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Sustainability under the School of Geography with an award of University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship. He has a strong academic background in Migration, Geography and Environment with a Master’s thesis focusing on "Environmental Migration in Bangladesh". In addition, he has more than nine (9) years of professional experience including 6 years of tertiary level teaching and research around disaster and/or environmental management.
Rajan’s research interests are climate/environment-induced migration, building community resilience, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, impact assessment, and geospatial analysis. He believes all of these should be on the table of discussion together when people talk about the disaster and/or environmental management and/or sustainable development goals (SDGs) on a broader scale.
Climate/environment-induced migration is one of the most growing challenges of 21st century across the world and has substantial impacts on the livelihoods of people. Rajan believes that ensuring livelihoods security of climate/environmental migrants is a global responsibility. Therefore, he is aiming to develop a sustainable livelihoods framework for climate migrants in his doctoral research.
Contributions and Participation
Ghosh, R. C., & Orchiston, C. (2021). Climate-induced Migration in the Pacific: The Role of New Zealand. Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, and Impact Assessment: Views from the Pacific. https://www.nzaia.org.nz/ghoshandorchiston.html
Ghosh, R. C., & Orchiston, C. (2021). Exploring the social impacts of climate migration in host communities. IAG-NZGS Combined Conference: Remembering, Reimagining Geography, 18. Organized by: Institute of Australian Geographer (IAG) and New Zealand Geographical Society (NZGS). Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Ghosh, R. C., & Orchiston, C. (2021). Social Impacts of Climate-induced Migration in Receiving Community: An Exploratory Study. Assessing Social Impacts for Improved Decision Making, 18. Organized by: New Zealand Association for Impact Assessment (NZAIA), New Zealand. Venue: Tait Technology Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Ghosh, R. C., & Orchiston, C. (2019). Climate-migration research: Gaps in existing literature. Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Assessing the Impacts, 3. Organized by: New Zealand Association for Impact Assessment (NZAIA), New Zealand. Venue: The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Ghosh, R. C., & Orchiston, C. (2019). Climate-induced Migration: A Systematic Literature Review. Migration, Health and Wellbeing Conference, 14. Organized by: Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago, New Zealand. Venue: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Ghosh, R. C. (2020). A bibliometric review of climate migration studies in the Pacific. Centre for Global Migrations Postgraduate Symposium. Organized by: Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago, New Zealand.
Ghosh, R. C. (2019). A systematic review on climate-induced migration studies. University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. Organized by: University of Otago, New Zealand.
Ghosh, R. C. (2019). A Systematic Literature Review on Climate-induced Migration. School of Geography Postgraduate Symposium. Organized by: School of Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand.
Ghosh, R., & Orchiston, C. (2021). Climate-induced migration in the Pacific: The role of New Zealand. Impact Connector, 11. Retrieved from https://www.nzaia.org.nz/ghoshandorchiston.html