Dr Nagabhatla is a (natural) systems science specialist and a geospatial analyst. She had lead, coordinated and implemented transdisciplinary projects and worked with multi-disciplinary researcher teams in various geographical regions and varied thematic domains related to water and ecosystems, particularly in Asia, South Africa and West European regions. She has worked more than 15 years with multiple international organization’s (IWMI, World Fish Centre, and IUCN) leading research and capacity development initiatives in water and wetland thematic domain. She is also affiliated with leading academics institutes: Oxford University (UK); Leibniz University (Germany) and McMaster University (Canada) in various roles, mostly related to sustainability research and science-policy interfacing and capacity development of young scholars. She serves as the Chair of the Steering Board for Young Professional Platform for Agriculture Research and Development (YPARD) UN-FAO, Rome and many other relevant role in the space of sustainable development (e.g. Task Force expert and lead author-Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).She has published more than 100 papers as peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, workshop contributions, and policy briefs and serves on the editorial and review committee of numerous international journals. She is a Chevening fellow with University of Oxford -Future Leaders Program-of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK..