Sabine Hielscher joined SPRU as a Research Fellow in October 2010. Her work has focused on studying grassroots innovations, which are novel activities derived from groups in civil society, for instance, community energy initiatives (Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy 2010-2013) and community-based digital fabrication workshops (Transit 2013-2015, CIED 2013-2015 and Design Research Get Lost 2015). Within CIED, Sabine has been working on the following projects: The smart meter rollout in the UK: Dynamics of expectations and Grassroots innovation in low energ digital fabrication. Prior to joining SPRU, Sabine completed a EPSRC funded PhD in Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, 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 several research units.
Research Fellow at CIED and SPRU