[Iag-list] PhD advertisement for IAG list

Ruth Lane ruth.lane at monash.edu
Wed Mar 3 23:45:45 UTC 2021


*Monash University PhD Scholarship in Social Science: ‘Household and
community innovations for low waste cities’*

*The Opportunity*

This PhD scholarship is funded as an important part of an ARC funded
project *Household innovation and the transition to the low waste city
*conducted
by A/Prof Ruth Lane, Prof Jo Lindsay, A/Prof Dharma Arunachalm, Prof Rob
Raven and Prof Annica Kronsell. The project is designed to provide
solutions to Australia’s urban waste crisis. Long-term solutions require
new strategies to reduce waste generation and, to be effective, these will
need the engagement and active participation of households. This project
examines the capacity for experimentation and innovation in households for
transitioning to low waste cities. It integrates studies of demographic
profiles of household waste generation, household low waste experiments and
policy rationales and co-design to propose realistic pathways for
decreasing waste generation. The research outcomes are critical for
understanding and supporting low waste transition pathways. The knowledge
developed will support urban sustainability transitions in Australia and
internationally.

The successful applicant will join the research team and contribute to the
wider project but will also have their own distinct project to lead. The
provisional title of the PhD project is: *Household and community
innovations for low waste cities*. The project will explore the connections
between household and community innovations; the ways in which households
interact with their communities to facilitate low waste living. For
example, this may include initiatives around resource sharing such as toy
libraries, or tool libraries, or informal practices such as neighbourhood
resource sharing or composting to reduce overall resource consumption, or
community led initiatives to reduce packaging in commercial retail. The
candidate will be encouraged and supported to undertake a
Swedish/Australian comparison under the mentorship of the Supervisors Dr
Ruth Lane and Prof Jo Lindsay and international Partner Investigator Prof
Annica Kronsell.

*Closing date: *Wednesday 31 March 2021, 11:55pm AEDT

Further details available *here
<https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/616995/phd-scholarship-in-social-science-household-and-community-innovations-for-low-waste-cities>*

-- 
Associate Professor Ruth Lane
Human Geography
<https://www.monash.edu/arts/social-sciences/human-geography> / School of
Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
20 Chancellors Walk
Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton  Vic  3800
Ph: +61 3 9905 2937  M: 0439 445793  Email: ruth.lane at monash.edu

*Current projects*

‘Household innovation and the transition to the low waste city
<https://www.monash.edu/arts/social-sciences/household-innovation-and-the-transition-to-the-low-waste-city>
’

'Measuring the benefits of reuse in the circular economy'
<https://www.monash.edu/arts/social-sciences/measuring-the-benefits-of-reuse-in-the-circular-economy>

*Recently published*

Downshifting to Care
<https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718520301512>:
*Geoforum*

New Consumption Geographies
<https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/10.1111/1745-5871.12410>:
*Geographical
Research*

Everyday life after downshifting: Consumption, thrift, and inequality
<https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/10.1111/1745-5871.12396>:
*Geographical
Research,*

Making Ecologies on Private Land
<https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030312176>: Palgrave Macmillan
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