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The Future Grid Homes project was funded by Energy Consumers Australia and involved qualitative research with energy sector professionals and Australian households who have experience of demand management and/or new energy technologies (e.g. solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicles). The aim of the project was to identify best practice engagement strategies, concepts and relationship models that will help the energy sector to deliver a reliable, affordable and sustainable future electricity system.
Researchers: Yolande Strengers. (Monash), Larissa Nicholls, Andrew Glover, Paula Arcari (RMIT)
As a response to the upcoming ban of all “e-waste” from landfill from 1 July 2019 by the Victorian Government, the Emerging Technologies Research Lab proposes a research project to collaborate with charities in developing their systems of processing “e-donations” in preparation for their transition towards the implementation of the ban.
Researchers: Melisa Duque (Monash), Sarah Pink (Monash)
In partnership with: Halmstad University, Volvo Cars, City of Gothenburg, City of Helsingborg (Sweden). This project is part of the Drive Sweden Strategic Innovation Program funded by VINNOVA (the Swedish Innovation Agency), the Swedish Research Council Formas and the Swedish Energy Group. The project seeks to establish new ways of developing modern vehicles and smart cities for a sustainable social environment.
Researchers: Vaike Fors (Halmstad University), Sarah Pink (Monash University), Jesper Lund (Halmstad University), Rachel Charlotte Smith (Aarhus University), Robert Brostrom, Annie Rydstrom (Volvo Cars).
The Design for Wellbeing Network is a international and interdisciplinary group of researchers who work across architecture, design, health technologies and social science. Focusing specifically on hospitals and other formal healthcare settings, the network aims to improve the understanding of how people experience these services and environments, and to work towards improvements in these experiences through rigorous qualitative and practice-based research.
Researchers: CI Sarah Pink (Monash); co-CI Laurene Vaughan (RMIT), Melisa Duque (Monash); Shanti Sumartojo (Monash), in collaboration with Exemplar Health and Bendigo Hospital.
This international and interdisciplinary project investigated the experience of the commemoration of the end of the First World War centenary in 12 countries. It used a range of transdisciplinary techniques to investigate how people make sense of and perceive national commemorative events and what meanings are ascribed to them.
Researchers: Associate Prof Shanti Sumartojo (Monash), Prof Kingsley Baird (Massey University), Martin Bayer (Freie Universität Berlin), Dr Frédéric Clavert (Université du Luxembourg), Dr Danielle Drozdzewski (Stockholm University), Associate Prof Matthew Graves (Aix-Marseilles University), Dr Jeremy Foster (Cornell University), Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent), Associate Prof David Harvey (Aarhus University), Dr Anne Hertzog (Université de Cergy-Pontoise), Dr Anna Irimiàs (University of Trento), Dr Chantal Kesteloot (CegeSoma), Dr Christin Köber (NYU Abu Dhabi), Prof Olivier Luminet (Université Catholique de Louvain), Associate Prof Rafiq Pirzada (University of Kashmir), Associate Prof Katherine Smits (University of Auckland), Prof Peter Stanley (UNSW ADFA), Prof Laurence van Ypersele (Université Catholique de Louvain), Prof Dominique Vanneste (KU Leuven), Dr James Wallis (University of Exeter), Dr Caroline Winter (William Angliss Institute).
In a partnership with McLean Care and Deakin University, the ETLab are leading the ethnographic component of the Intelligent Home Solutions for Independent Living project. The project will trial ‘smart’ home technologies with elderly participants who are living at home, to greater understand how these technologies are used; how they could be better designed; and how they affect their everyday living experience.
Researchers: Yolande Strengers, Sarah Pink, Melisa Duque, Larissa Nicholls, Rex Martin (Monash), Ben Horan, Michael Mortimer (Deakin), Sue Thomson, Alicia Eugene, Nikole Fletcher, Ross MacMahon (McLean Care)
Funded in 2019 by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Re-humanising Automated Decision Making network brings together academic colleagues from around the globe to discuss - how do we re-humanise automated decision making (ADM) to the benefit of society and everyday lives?
Researchers: Martin Berg, Jakob Svensson (Malmö University), Magnus Bergquist, Vaike Fors (Halmstad University), Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Debora Lanzeni, Sarah Pink (Monash University), Bertil Rolandsson (University of Gothenburg), Minna Ruckenstein, Julia Velkova (Helsinki University), Rachel C. Smith (Aarhus University)