Dr Amrita Kambo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Dr. Amrita Kambo has about a decade of experience working as a graduate architect in Australia. Prior to joining UQ as a post doctoral researcher, Amrita started her career by familairising herself with all aspects of a design studio. She participated at all stages of the design process - sketch design to design development and construction documentation; whilst liasioning with clients, consultants and vendors alike.

Her PhD research investigated sustainable modes of architecture and segued to urban design, planning and strategy. During her PhD, Amrita investigated ecosystem services as a concept and took a look at Biophilic Design Elements to support ecosystem service provision in a building, neighbourhood and city context.

Currently, Amrita is working in multi-disciplinary research at The University of Queensland. Her work is in social license and acceptance towards energy technologies such as hydrogen and biogas for the Future Fuels CRC Social Licence to Operate work package. Amrita's main research interests include sustainable cities, infrastructure and planning, where self and environment are viewed as mutually supportive entities. Amrita is familiar with mixed methods research and has experience in conducting surveys, interviews, focus groups. Amrita has a keen interest in participatory action research.

Research Interests

  • Ecological Worldview
    How can a regenerative paradigm be applied to design sustainable cities, neighbourhoods and buildings, recognising that natural and social systems function as mutually interconnected networks?
  • Regenerative sustainability
    How can design praxis embrace a design philosophy, where we continually enhance the capacity of living systems around us?
  • Urban nature and place-making
    How can nature based solutions be integrated into sustainable cities, to promote health and wealth creation for self and environment?
  • Participatory Geodesign and integrated networks
    How can advanced planning tools promote the design of integrated networks in cities, holistically addressing questions around waste, water, energy and carbon, in people-led, participatory approaches?
  • Social licence to operate
    How can public perceptions of 'new' technologies enable or disable the roll-out of nation building programs?


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bharadwaj, Bishal, Kambo, Amrita, Arratia-Solar, Andrea and Ashworth, Peta (2023). Social acceptance of biogas in Australia. Australian Hydrogen Research Conference, AHRC2023, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 8 - 10 February 2023. Rochester, NY, United States: SSRN Elsevier. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.4479079

  • Kambo, Amrita, Arratia-Solar, Andrea, Bharadwaj, Bishal, Witt, Katherine, Wade, Belinda, Phelan, Anna (Anya) and Ashworth, Peta (2023). Social acceptance of hydrogen in Australia – key findings from a deliberative engagement process with five citizens’ panels. Australian Hydrogen Research Conference, AHRC2023, Canberra, ACT Australia, 8-10 February 2023. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.4478030

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