Mittul's research focuses on informal settlements or vulnerable communities, for real-world impacts. She engages with UN-bodies, including UN-Habitat, UNEP, UNFCCC, national and local government in Australia and the Pacific as well as non-government organisations. She is one of the lead members in a large multidisciplinary action-research project titled 'Climate Resilient Honiara' (since 2018), funded by the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund and administered by UN-Habitat. She has worked with regional and rural communities in Victoria (Australia) to co-produce their own climate resilience action plan. Currently, she is the Chief Investigator for 'Solomon Islands Shelter Guide' project.
Mittul has over 10 years of industry experience, being trained as an architect. She moved into academia in 2012, when she started PhD at RMIT. She is also a co-founder of a social enterprise - Giant Grass.
At RMIT, Mittul leads the design and development of a suit of Urban Design courses, core to Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) accreditation. She co-leads two research groups within RMIT - Climate Change Transformations Research Group and Future Urban Researchers Network.
The impact of her research partnerships, industry engagement and agile dissemination of research findings in the field of disaster/climate change resilience has led to enhancement of her her emerging external profile as a researcher and a public intellectual.