Laurene Vaughan PhD is Professor of Design at RMIT University, where serves as Dean in the School of Design, and is Co-Leader of the Design Futures Lab. Laurene was invited to the position of Neirenberg Chair, Distinguished Professor of Design, at Carnegie Mellon University, 2012 – 2013. She is on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Design Research, Norway. Internationally recognised as a leader in interdisciplinary and applied design research. Laurene’s research investigates the interactive and situated nature of cultural production and the practices that enable this – both analogue and digital. She was a lead researcher on the Circus Oz Living Archive Project (archive.circusoz.com) and co-editor of Performing Digital (Palgrave). Her most recent publication is Practice Based Design Research (Bloomsbury Academic). Laurene is a Chief Investigator on the Design for Wellbeing research project with Bendigo Hospital. Her most recent edited collection Designing Cultures of Care (Bloomsbury Academic).