Vigya is currently employed as a Research Fellow with the Energy and Poverty Research Group within the UQ Energy Initiative at the University of Queensland.

She is an Honorary Fellow with CSRM since June 2015. Prior to that, she was a UQ Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre from January 2011 – May 2015. Her broad interests are in the areas of sustainability, livelihoods and climate change. 

While at CSRM, she led two research projects that focused on the impact of climate change on the mining industry and dependent communities, in Australia and Mongolia