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Oliver Bock-Brown


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Mr Bock-Brown is a PhD researcher in the Geography and Information Security departments at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is supervised by Professors Peter Adey and Lizzie Coles-Kemp. His work relates to future autonomous mobilities, explored through lenses of (in)security and narrative. The research uses novel participatory futures practices to explore risks and possibilities associated with future mobilities, with a goal of informing strategy and shaping more equitable futures attentive to the needs and experiences of diverse groups. This futures-focused approach looks to address the harms and insecurities associated with current automobility systems by employing long-term thinking and foresight practices. The output of this research is expected to include a set of principles for shaping a fairer and more successful future at a variety of scales, and will seek to identify potential impediments to a transition alongside good examples of future mobilities. Alongside this work, he has also been a part of a joint research project with Monash University on Just Transitions to Decarbonisation in Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action