Nia’s main area of research interest is in empowering communities to build indigenous resilience to environmental change and social marginalisation through equal access to basic resources distribution, such as sustainable energy, food and clean water. She has worked for more than 15 years with various local/multi-national NGOs and other third sectors, both UK dan South East Asian Government institutions, and research communities in sustainability and knowledge exchange projects. She has created initiatives, administered sub-grants, and managed multi-stakeholders’ partnership for international development programmes funded by the United Nations Development Programme, UK Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Council and the World Resources Institute. As an academic, Nia has designed and coordinated module delivery, presented lectures and trainings, co-supervised PhD and MSc students in Sustainable Energy, Carbon Management, and Environmental Impact Assessment for Robert Gordon and Heriot Watt Universities. More recently, she has co-initiated the establishment of the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources Management (CSERM) at Universitas Nasional (UNAS) in Jakarta to extend the capacity of Indonesian researchers and practitioners in delivering multi stakeholder and multidisciplinary sustainable energy implementation programmes.