Research Fellow, Digital Producer, Strategist
Sarah Barns is a research fellow, digital producer and strategist whose work focuses on the disruptive potentials of digital transformation on cities and place-making. Awarded an Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2013 through Western Sydney University, her current research addresses the governance and technology frameworks needed to support effective urban data programs.
She currently supports CSIRO / data61 Future Cities program development on data-riven city indicator development,and has established digital place-making studio Esem Projects.
She brings to her work on digital cities extensive experience as a producer & strategist working across the digital creative industries, and a passion for cities that build resilient communities & support future generations.