Robert Crocker, D.Phil (oxon), teaches the history and theory of design, and design for sustainability, in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia. Beginning his academic career as a historian of early modern science and philosophy, he became interested in social and environmental sustainability whilst working as a volunteer for a local pedestrian advocacy group in South Australia. This led him to develop an interest in other aspects of social and environmental sustainability, and particularly the role of consumption and technology in generating our present environmental crisis. Recent publications include Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, sustainability and design (Greenleaf, 2016) and two edited volumes, Motivating Change: Sustainable design and behaviour in the built environment (Routledge, 2013) and Designing for Zero Waste: Consumption and technologies in the built environment (Routledge 2012). He is the Deputy Director of the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, and the editor of the Journal for Design, Business and Society (Intellect, UK).