Dr. Sejal Patel is Professor and Program Chair, Master of Urban Housing at Faculty of Planning, CEPT University. With more than 25 years of experience, she has engaged in professional practice, research and academics in housing policy, participatory urban governance, and urban planning and legislation. She has worked as a consultant advisor to national, state, and local governments, multilateral agencies and national and international research and academic institutions in her domain area. She has steered academic and research collaborations with institutions of excellence in Srilanka, Thailand, Bhutan, China, Kenya, Cardiff, Germany, and The Netherlands. She has a wide body of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and served on the Editorial board of key journals in her domain.
Her Doctoral research at the University of Twente, Netherlands was in the domain of urban poor housing and participatory governance under the fellowship by European Commission's Erasmus program.