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ADRI Staff (2014)

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Dr Yamini Narayanan

Dr Yamini Narayanan

Position: Lecturer in International and Community Development
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Campus: B


Research interests:

Religion and development
South Asia/Indian cities
Women and development
Gender and urban development/planning


  • PhD in Sustainable Development, Murdoch University, Western Australia
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Print Journalism, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India
  • B.A. (Hons) in English literature, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, India

A list of the ten most significant relevant publications for the last five years:

  1. Narayanan, Y. (2014, online 2013). Quo Vadis, Delhi? Historical heritage and gender: towards a sustainable urban future. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 20(5). [ERA ranking 2010 - A; ISI Journal citation ranking in Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary - 37/98; IF - 0.806]
  2. Narayanan, Y. (2013). Religion and Sustainability: Exploring the Critical Connections. Sustainable Development, 21(2), 131-139. [ISI Journal citation ranking in Planning and Development - 24/54; IF - 1.043; Special Issue: 'Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development', eds. Michael Redclift and Delyse Springett].
  3. Narayanan, Y. (2013). Inspiring Sustainability Beyond Sustainability: Sustainable Development and the Ultimate Hindu Purpose. Nature and Culture, 8 (3), 301-323. [Indexed in ISI-Thomson Reuters' Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and SCOPUS; ISI IF: 0.618; invited by Prof. Nina Witozsek, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University for a Special Issue: 'Religious Innovation for a Sustainable Future: Perspectives from Norway, Ghana, China and India']
  4. Narayanan, Y. (2012). Violence Against Women in Delhi: A Sustainability Problematic. Journal of South Asian Development, 7 (1), 1-22. [ISI Journal citation ranking in Planning and Development - 50/54; IF - 0.273]
  5. Narayanan, Y. (2010). Sustainable Consumption as a Means to Self-Realisation: A Hindu Perspective on When Enough is Enough. Sustainable Development, 18 (5), 252-259. [ISI Journal citation ranking in Planning and Development - 24/54; IF - 1.043; Special Issue: 'Sustainable Architecture, Design and Housing', ed. Martina Keitsch].

University recorded publications

Researcher output profile for Dr Yamini Narayanan

Brief Biography

Yamini Narayanan is a Lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University, and has previously taught at La Trobe University, Melbourne and Murdoch University, Western Australia. Her specialisations are in the areas of religion and development, urban development and planning (in South Asia), and gender and development. Her current and forthcoming work specifically investigates religion's influences on urban development in a number of Indian cities, from a variety of perspectives, particularly gendered mobility, access to and use of urban space, and equity.

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4th February 2015