Professor Maharaj Vijay Reddy
Based at Birmingham City University Business School in the UK, professor Maharaj Vijay Reddy is an expert in disaster management and sustainable SME growth. His contribution in the field of sustainable development so far has attracted the attention of practitioners, professional associations and some of the international policy agencies driving sustainability practices, business resilience and poverty reduction around the world (e.g., United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, UNESCO, and UNEP Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch). As principal investigator and co-investigator, Vijay’s projects were commissioned by national and international organizations, including UNESCO (2002-03), Rufford Foundation (2002), Royal Geographic Society (2004), UNESCO (2005), British Academy (2007), British Academy (2009), Higher Education Innovation Fund (2010-12), Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2013), British Council (2015), and British Council (2019-2022). Some of these projects focussed on both natural and human-driven disasters and crises (e.g., 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami, 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disasters, Northern Ireland post-conflict recovery and protracted Kashmir conflict). Vijay’s expert opinions were often sought by print and broadcast media in the UK and abroad, which include BBC TV, Sky TV, ITV, BBC Radio, Arabian Business, and Asian Voice.