Dr Bhakti More is a Chairperson at the School of Design & Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Dubai Campus. She has pursued doctoral studies at the School of Built Environment, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, with research on ‘Urban planning, neighbourhoods and social cohesiveness: a socio-cultural study of expatriate residents in Dubai. She received CIOB Best Research Paper Award for the most innovative research for her paper titled “Expatriate Housing and the Social Fabric in Dubai” at the 12th International Post Graduate Research Conference, University of Salford Manchester UK, 2015. Her edited Book on ‘Emergent Technologies: New Media and Urban Life’ explores the underlying dynamics of emerging technologies that impact urban planning, design, and living. Dr Bhakti has experience as project architect in design consultancies in the UAE. She is coordinator for Manipal Environment and Conservation Students Club that has received consecutive awards for Best Sustainable Green Campus Audit and Best Sustainability Action Project from Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. In her role, she is guiding the MAHE Dubai team for Climate Action Plan, UNFCC, Race to Zero and has led ‘Team Tawazun’ for Solar Decathlon Middle East 2021 for designing net zero home. The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi has awarded Dr Bhakti ‘Best Coordinator’ for commitment in 2015. Dr Bhakti is an ambassador for ‘Woman in Construction’ Big 5, Dubai, mentor for the Link program for Women Mentorship, Advisory Group for Women in Built Environment (WiBE) and is passionate about encouraging the role of youth towards building a sustainable future. She is currently part of the Advancing Net Zero Volunteering team for Communities and Infrastructure.