My Current Projects.
The Co-Lab (Communication Collaboratory) is a collaborative model where undergraduate and postgraduate students and PhD candidates work together with senior academics and Early Career Researchers to examine issues related to communication – especially in the fields of health, the environment and social issues. The Lab also explores digital aspects of communication such a social media, social influence and digital communication.
The Co-Lab is co-led by Associate Professor Lukas Parker, Professor Linda Brennan and Dr Ella Chorazy and is situated in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University and part of 3C - Communication and Change Co-Lab.
National Date Labelling and Storage Advice – Phase 1
This project aims to create a new approach to date labelling and storage advice that will play a role in reducing consumer food waste. This research addresses the issue of household food waste problem by i) exploring how consumers use (or do not use) “use by” and “best before” dates labelling, and ii) investigating communications about storage advice systems, to make informed decisions about storing and using food and how these decisions might contribute to or reduce food waste.
This End Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre project is in partnership with Department of Environment and Science (Queensland), Green Industries SA, NSW Environment Protection Authority and Sustainability Victoria.
Towards Sustainable Marketing: Promoting Sustainable Behavior and Consumption
This Special Issue seeks to advance the current state of research on sustainable lifestyles, behaviour, and consumption. The overarching aim is to explore new perspectives on sustainability and sustainable consumption, by focusing on marketing and behaviour change on sustainability-related topics. Interdisciplinary contributions are encouraged.
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Forthcoming new edition:
Social Marketing and Behaviour Change: Models, Theory and Applications (second edition)
My co-authors are Linda Brennan and Nguyen Luu and the publisher is Edward Elgar.
Expected release: 2024
Packaging, Consumers and Food Waste: Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Practices
My co-editors are Bruno Schivinski and Linda Brennan and the publisher is Springer Nature.
Expected release: 2025
My Recent Projects.
Game Ready: Exploring Food Choices and Consumption Practices in the Context of Community Sport
Game Ready explored family food practices associated with sports training and games, specifically examining:
This project was funded by VicHealth and was in partnership with Football Victoria.
Consumer Perceptions of the Role of Packaging in Reducing Food Waste
This project aims to understand consumer perceptions of the role of packaging in reducing food waste by:
This Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (now End Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre) project partnered with Sustainability Victoria and Woolworths.