Raya Muttarak holds an MSc and DPhil in sociology from the University of Oxford. She is a senior lecturer (associate professor) in Geography and International Development at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK. Her recent research projects include: 1) the role of education in climate actions and sustainable development; 2) differential impacts of climate variability on health, migration and child welfare; and 3) climate change perceptions and environmentally sustainable behaviours. Furthermore, she is also actively engaged in empirical studies on a variety of topics ranging from health and health behaviours, immigrants' integration, fertility behaviour to impacts of China's One Belt, One Road strategies.

Raya is a research group leader on Population, Environment and Sustainable Development at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital and has been affiliated with the Centre since September 2011.

Areas of Expertise

  • Demographic Differential Vulnerability
  • Climate Change Perception & Sustainable Lifestyle and Consumption
  • Education and Sustainable Development
  • Social Inequality and Health and Migration

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

View online CV


Affiliation: IIASA
E-Mail: muttarak(at)iiasa.ac.at
Phone: +43 2236 807 329

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA