Dr. Shabana Khan is the Director of the Indian Research Academy, New Delhi, India. She is a scientific committee member of Scientific Committee Member: Climate and Health Working Group, The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA). She is an alumna of the Global Young Academy and a World Social Science Fellow on Risk Interpretation and Action with the International Social Science Council. Her current research is focusing on climate change, risk communication, and disaster response from an interdisciplinary perspective. In her nearly 20 years of the research journey, She has published more than 34 international publications in peer-reviewed journals, reports, and books. Her current research is focused on risk communication across global agreements, climate and health in India, and resolving disaster dilemmas at the local level. Previously, Dr Khan has also worked on water-related hazards and governance in Dwarka as part of the EU project Chance2Sustain with the University of Amsterdam, and accreditation of disaster management training, education, and research in India with SEEDS Technical Consultancy Services. She has also taught as an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, at the University of Delhi, as a research fellow at the School of Planning and Architecture, as a researcher at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, and as a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Sciences in New Zealand.