Staff Profiles

Dr Robert Crocker: Acting Director

Robert Crocker, D.Phil (oxon) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia. He has had a close association with the SD+B Centre since its inception, and is an active researcher on behaviour change, consumerism and sustainability. He teaches and supervises research projects in the Master of Sustainable Design, which he helped develop five years ago, and supervises PhD students within the Centre. He is also Coordinator of the University’s DESIS Lab, an international association of design researchers and educators working for change through Social Innovation and Sustainable Design. His most recent publication was Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment, a volume of essays he coedited with Steffen Lehmann for Routledge (2013). He is currently working on a book on Consumerism, Sustainability and Design for Greenleaf, which is to be published in 2015. He is also involved with a number of other publication projects through the Centre.

Dr Conrad Philipp: Post-doctoral Research Fellow and UCR Coordinator

Conrad Philipp graduated with a diploma in geography and urban planning from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany in 2009 and has worked for the JENA-GEOS-Ingenieurbuero GmbH in Germany as a deputy team leader. In 2013, Conrad received his PhD at the Institute of Urban Planning and Urban Design of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany with a dissertation titled ‘The impact of a green belt on the urban development of a megacity: Interdisciplinary research on the example of Seoul (Republic of Korea)’. As a postdoctoral researcher at the sd+b centre, Conrad is coordinating the CRC (Low Carbon Living) research project ‘Urban Micro Climates: Comparative study of major contributors to the Urban Heat Island effect in three Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide)’. He is also leading the team researching ‘Urban Micro Climates: Comparative study of Tianjin, Shenzen and Shenyang’ at the China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development.
Conrad is also a guest lector at the Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany).

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