I work as a Research Fellow for FSSI (the Future Social Service Institute), looking at questions around technology, gender and the future of work. In the past I have taught social and political theory, political economy, sustainability, public policy and social innovation at RMIT.
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