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Emma Gerard

Emma is a designer and researcher motivated by the possibility of design thinking to make positive social and environmental change. In 2014 she graduated with 1st class honours in Industrial Design at RMIT where her research interests focused on empathy through design and the role designer’s play in social wellbeing and the innovation of cohesive societies. Emma has sat on the committee for Melbourne’s Design of Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab (DESIS) and the Service Design Network Melbourne (SDNM) and now works as a Research Assistant and Project facilitator at the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) at University of Melbourne. Here, she conducts research and contributes to the design studios, works with councils and communities, produces exhibitions and publications, and supports the work of the VEIL team.