Anthony Richardson

Researcher and Teacher, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

My personal research interests include:

- complex systems theory and the work of Joseph Tainter - the analysis of cities as complex adaptive systems (CAS) and the implications for urban resilience

- the implications of far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics and energy depletion (ie Peak Oil) for complex urban systems

- more generally, the 'philosophy of science' implications of systems theory and complexity and their interaction with social constructionist approaches to society

- science fiction and gaming culture, with a particular focus on the topic of social collapse

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Researcher and Teacher, School of Global, Social and Social Studies, RMIT University
  • 2018–2018
    Research Fellow, Future Social Service Institute
  • 2015–2017
    Postgraduate Course Coordinator, School of Global, Social and Social Studies, RMIT University

Education

  • 2016 
    RMIT University, PhD