Dr Louise Mullagh

Senior Research Associate - Population and Policy

Research Interests

My current research interests include design for policy (at global, national and regional scales), including the design methods and approaches used in this realm. I am also currently researching design for recovery and resilience as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular exploring how design interventions have matured throughout the pandemic and what designers and design researchers might learn for the future.

As a cross-discplinary researcher I also have interests in the impact of technologies, in particular those that are fuelled by big-data on our experiences of place. My PhD research, which was located in design and computing, explored how we might balance understandings of place that are based in big data and situated knowledges.

I am currently Chair (Research) of the PoGo (Policy and Governance) SIG for the Design Research Society.

My previous research on the AHRC funded Living Design and Located Making projects explored design for sustainability in small maker enterprises in the UK and China. This work sought to understand how traditional products represent principles of design for sustainability and how they can appeal to contemporary markets.

Imagination Networks: Designing Place Based Policy
14/03/2022 → 31/05/2022
Research

Participatory Policies for IoT (at the Edge) Ethics
03/05/2021 → 29/10/2021
Research

Design Fusion Consultancy
01/03/2021 → 31/07/2021
Consultancy

Revealing the Mill Race: Exploring More-than-Data in the city
31/07/2018 → 31/08/2019
Research

DSI: Equity for the Older: Beyond Digital Access
01/01/1900 → …
Research

DRS 2022 Bilbao (Event)
Publication peer-review

DRS 2022 Bilbao
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Design in Place Based Policy Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

DRS Bilbao 2022 - Track Co-chair
Other

Policy Design and Practice Journal (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Evidence and Policy : A Journal of Research Debate and Practice (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Bloomsbury Academic (Publisher)
Editorial activity

PPITEE Policy prototyping workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

PPITEE Project poster presentation
Oral presentation

Urban Health and Wellbeing: A Systems Approach
Invited talk

UHWB Conference 2021: Cities under COVID-19: a Systems Perspective
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

PPITEE Walking Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Design for Policy workshop series with UNU-IIGH
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

International Research Society for Public Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

International Research Society for Public Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Policy Design or Design for Policy or Something Else? Defining the Relationship Between Policy and Design
Oral presentation

Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

The Design Research Society (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Co-Design (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Policy and Governance Special Interest Group (Design Research Society) - Chair for Research
Other

Living Design: Design for Sustainability in Local Maker Enterprises
Invited talk

Sensing Place: Walking as an exploration of located knowledge
Invited talk

Revealing the Mill Race
Other

Living Design: Design for Sustainability in Local Maker Enterprises
Invited talk

Essence of Place - A Syros Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Data Publics: Investigating the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters in digital economies
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Data Publics: Investigating the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters in digital economies
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Data Publics: Investigating the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters in digital economies
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Data Publics: Investigating the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters in digital economies
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Walking and talking
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Walk and Talk: Sunderland Point
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Green Food Technology, Ubicomp 2013
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Digital Good & Data Design , Policy and Governance , Social Design

  • Imagination Lancaster
  • Policy and Governance
  • Space & Place
  • Worldbuilding