Bhakti More is a Chairperson, School of Design & Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Dubai Campus. She has pursued her doctoral studies from School of Built Environment, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, and her area of research is 'Urban planning, neighborhoods and social cohesiveness: A socio-cultural study of expatriate residents in Dubai. She received CIOB Best Research Paper Award for the most innovative research for her paper titled "Expatriate Housing and the Social Fabric in Dubai" during the 12th International Post Graduate Research Conference, University of Salford Manchester UK in 2015. Dr Bhakti has presented papers at International Conferences in Portland, USA, Fukuoka, Japan and Dubai. She is a coordinator for Manipal Environment and Conservation Students Club that received consecutive awards for Best Sustainable Green Campus Audit and Best Sustainability Action Project from Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and has led research and innovation project for MAHE Dubai team "Tawazun" for building net zero home for Solar Decathlon ME 2021 and is part of the core team for preparing Climate Action Plan for MAHE Dubai. Dr Bhakti is an ambassador for 'Woman in Construction' for the Big 5, Dubai and is President of Manipal Employee Resource Group, Diversity & Inclusion. She is a mentor for E7 Daughter of Emirates Program and Link Mentorship Program in the UAE.