Sarah Pink

Prof Sarah Pink awarded 2023 Australian Laureate Fellowship

Author  Loren Dela Cruz
Date 3 July 2023

ADM+S Chief Investigator Professor Sarah Pink from Monash University has been awarded a 2023 Australian Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council.

One of 17 Australian Laureate Fellows to be recognised in 2023, Professor Pink has received $3,074,590 in funding for her project, The impact of human futures on Australia’s digital and net zero transition (FL230100131).

The five-year research project will involve new ethnographic methods to investigate the role of future human values, practices, and trust in developing a path towards technologically supported environmental sustainability. It will deliver large-scale qualitative models of possible Australian futures and will combine this with quantitative forecasts to aid sustainable transitions in our economy (including in energy and automation).

Professor Pink is the second ADM+S Chief Investigator to be awarded the prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship. Professor Axel Bruns was awarded a Fellowship in 2021.

“The Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme is fundamental to providing an excellent research training environment, exemplary mentorship to nurture early-career researchers, and conducting research for the benefit of the Australian and international communities,” said ARC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Judi Zielke PSM in a media announcement today.

Professor Pink is Co-Leader of the ADM+S Centre’s Transport and Mobilities Focus Area and People Research Program. She is an expert in automation and digital and emerging technologies, working across areas including future mobilities, health, homes and organisations. Pink is known globally for her leadership in futures anthropology and design anthropology, her methodological innovation in visual, sensory digital and qualitative futures research, and her expertise in combining theoretical scholarship with intervention in interdisciplinary and stakeholder projects.

Read the Australian Research Council announcement