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Dr Sabine Hielscher

Post:Senior Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Research Fellow (Sussex Sustainability Research Programme, The Sussex Energy Group)

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UK:01273 678165
International:+44 1273 678165

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Sabine Hielscher joined SPRU as a Research Fellow in October 2010. Her work has mainly focused on studying novel activities derived from groups in civil society, for instance, community energy initiatives and community-based digital fabrication workshops.

Since 2015, Sabine has also taken a Research Fellow position at the Technical University of Berlin, where she continues her work on civil society activities and sustainable consumption in everyday life. Sabine co-convened a course on ‘Ecology and Design’ at Goldsmiths College, London (2014-2015).

Prior to joining SPRU, Sabine completed a EPSRC funded PhD in Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, drawing on social practice theory to examine hair care routines in relation to sustainable design/consumption ideas and before that, she completed a BA (Hons) in Eco-Design at Goldsmiths College, London, and worked for design studios (such as the Thomas Heatherwick Studio) and research units. She is a trained landscape gardener. 


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