Emma Gerard

Black and white photo of Emma Gerard

Emma Gerard is a designer and researcher motivated by the possibility of design thinking to make positive social and environmental change. In 2014 Emma graduated with 1st class honours in Industrial Design at RMIT where her research interests focused on empathy through design and the role designers 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.

Current Projects:

Research Case Studies

VEIL has a research stream that is tasked with identifying and exploring priority needs and opportunities for eco-innovation in Victoria. Once an area has been identified, the research task focuses

Completed Work:

Sustainable Cities Network

A communications hub as “a portal to the future of cities” that are ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable. A project of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL). For the first time