Lahari is a part of the research team at Centre for Cities. Her main area of focus is high streets and city centres – as places of production, places of consumption – and how these roles relate to each other.
Lahari is also interested in the role that the cities themselves play in the wider city region and the relationships they share with other urban and non-urban areas. She has also worked on research on innovation, digital connectivity and local industrial strategies.
Lahari joined the centre in March 2019. Prior to working in policy, she worked as a Research Associate in the Financial Services Sector. Lahari holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Bristol.