Sarah Pink

Sarah Pink is the Director of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University, which undertakes critical interdisciplinary and international research into the social, cultural, and experiential dimensions of the design, use, and futures of new and emerging technologies. She has a joint appointment across the Faculty of Art, Design , and Architecture and the Faculty of Information Technology.

Her research focuses on emerging intelligent technologies, automation, data, digital futures, safety , and design for wellbeing. Current projects investigate autonomous driving vehicles, Mobility as a Service, digital energy futures, self-tracking and wearable technologies, smart phone and personal technology futures, digital technology use in everyday life, and health care design.

Sarah is a world-leading Design Anthropologist, known for her development of innovative digital, visual and sensory research and dissemination methodologies, in which she engages in interdisciplinary projects with design, engineering and creative practice disciplines to engage with contemporary issues and challenges. She has over 20 years experiences of working with academic and industry research partners internationally and frequently gives keynote and public lectures in academic and business environments internationally. She has published numerous academic books, peer referred journal articles and book chapters. 

Sarah’s research has been funded by national research councils in Australia, UK, Sweden and Spain, and the EU, and through industry partnerships internationally. 

Select Books

  • Doing Visual Ethnography 4th Edition
  • Imagining Personal Data: Experiences of Self-Tracking
  • Atmospheres and the Experiential World: Theory and Methods
  • Uncertainty & Possibility: New Approaches to Future Making in Design Anthropology
  • Making Homes: Ethnography and Design
  • Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice
  • Doing Sensory Ethnography
  • The Future of Visual Anthropology: Engaging the Senses
  • Doing visual ethnography: images, media and representation in research