Professor of Social Sciences, RMIT University

Sarah Pink is an international and interdisciplinary scholar who combines theoretical and methodological research with applied practice. She has expertise and experience in themes including digital media, energy, consumption, everyday life, sustainability, activism, tacit and sensory ways of knowing and occupational safety and health. She researches across urban, domestic and workplace environments. Sarah is also global authority on digital visual and sensory ethnography methodologies. To view one of her recent keynote lectures in this area follow this link
http://in-visio.org/2012/10/24/launching-invisio-inspire-sarah-pink-keynote-speech/

Originally trained as an anthropologist she now works and collaborates across design, engineering and arts disciplines to which she brings social and cultural research expertise. She simultaneously pursues her own theoretical and methodological agenda to develop ways of understanding change and intervention.

At RMIT Sarah is co-located in the Design Research Institute and connects with the Digital Ethnography Research Centre in the School of Media and Communication. She joined RMIT in 2012 from Loughborough University (UK), where she now holds a part time Professorship of Social Sciences.

Experience

  • 2000–present
    Professor of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK
  • 2011–present
    Honorary Professor, Griffith University, Australia
  • 2013–present
    Professor of Applied Social and Cultural Analysis, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • 2012–present
    Professor of Design and Media Ethnography, RMIT University, Australia

Education

  • 1996 
    University of Kent, UK, PhD in Social Anthropology
  • 1990 
    University of Manchester, UK, MA in Visual Anthropology

Publications

  • 2013
    Doing Visual Ethnography, Sage: London
  • 2013
    Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry, Routledge: Oxford
  • 2012
    Situating Everyday Life, Sage: London
  • 2012
    Advances in Visual Methodology, Sage: London
  • 2009
    Doing Sensory Ethnography, Sage: London
  • 2007
    Visual Interventions, Berghahn: Oxford
  • 2006
    The Future of Visual Anthropology, Routledge: Oxford
  • 2005
    Applications of Anthropology, Berghahn: Oxford
  • 2004
    Home Truths, Berg: Oxford
  • 1997
    Women and Bullfighting, Berg: Oxford

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Locating the Mobile:intergenerational locative media practices in Tokyo, Melbourne and Shanghai
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage, Australia
  • 2013
    SMEs and micro organisations engagement with occupational safety and health
    Role:
    Partner Investigator
    Funding Source:
    IOSH, UK
  • 2013
    Complex, Clever, Cool: understanding and imagining smart, sustainable, laundry
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Unilever
  • 2011
    Management of OSH in Networked Systems of Production or Service Delivery: Comparisons between Healthcare, Construction and Logistics
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    IOSH, UK
  • 2010
    Lower Effort Energy Demand Reduction
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    EPSRC, UK