Dr Rober Crocker

UCR Key Researcher

Profile:

Profile Robert Crocker, D.Phil (oxon), is currently Acting Director of the Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (SD+B). A Senior Lecturer in Art, Architecture and Design, he teaches design history, research methods and sustainability theory in the Sustainable Design Masters program, and supervises PhD students in the social and cultural aspects of Sustainable Design.

Robert is UniSA Coordinator of the UniSA DESIS Lab, a concentration of designers and researchers based in the School of Art Architecture and Design teaching and researching in sustainable design and social innovation. DESIS is an international association for Social Innovation and Sustainability.  See www.DESIS-network.org



Email: robert.crocker@unisa.edu.au


University of South Australia

School of Art, Architecture and Design


Selected publications:

Selected publications (Co-edited book), Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment. Edited by Robert Crocker and Steffen Lehmann (Earthscan / Routledge, London, 2013)

(Chapter in above) “From Access to Excess: Consumerism, ‘Compulsory Consumption’ and Behaviour Change’, in Motivating Change (above), Chapter 1.

(Conference paper / journal article): “Transforming Consumerism by Design: Reconsidering Sustainability and Behaviour Change”, AGIDEAS Research: Design for Business, vol 1 (Melbourne, AGIDEAS Press, 2012), pp. 44-55.

(Co-edited book) Steffen Lehmann and Robert Crocker (eds), Designing for Zero Waste: Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment (London, Earthscan/Routledge, 2012)

(Chapter in Book) “’Somebody Else’s Problem’: Consumer culture, waste and behaviour change: the case of walking”, in Steffen Lehmann and Robert Crocker (eds), Designing for Zero Waste: Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment (London, Earthscan/Routledge, 2012), chapter 1.

(Chapter in book) “Getting to Zero Waste in the new mobile communications paradigm: a social and cultural perspective”, in Steffen Lehmann and Robert Crocker (eds), Designing for Zero Waste: Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment (London, Earthscan/Routledge, 2012), chapter 6.

Track record:

PhD, Oxford University, UK,