Raya Muttarak is Director of Population, Environment and Sustainable Development at the Wittgenstein Centre, and has been affiliated with the Centre since September 2011.

She 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.

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

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

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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. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.