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Projects

Through a diverse portfolio of projects covering research, education, and practical application, the Risk Innovation Lab is exploring innovative approaches to risk from ingredient safety, to the responsible development of new technologies

Risk Bites

Using YouTube as a platform for innovative communication on the science of risk to support informed decisions on risks, benefits and tradeoffs. More …

Ingredient Safety

Providing expert insights into the science of ingredient safety. More …

Science Showcase on YouTube

A YouTube channel that connects researchers who create science communication videos with people who watch them More …

Responsible Nanotechnology

Exploring new thinking around risk, responsibility and innovation in nanoscale science and engineering. More …

Future Out Loud Podcast

A weekly podcast about our collective futures in a technologically complex world. More …

Value of a STEM Education

Using multi-stakeholder value-mapping to explore strengths and weaknesses in the U.S. STEM PhD system. More …

Safety Attitudes and Culture

Analyzing online comments using discourse analysis tools to gauge the risk perceptions of chemical lab researchers and how they think about and discuss lab safety. More …

Parallel Lab Notebooks & Safety Culture

Can a parallel lab notebook used to capture a researcher’s thoughts, feelings and reflections facilitate active engagement on lab safety culture and risk perception? More …

Riskories

Stories and storytelling have long since been effective tools for communicating risk from childhood Brothers Grimm fairy tales to cautionary stories online and in the news. We wish to evaluate the relevance of stories to lab safety culture. More …

Personal Relationships & Lab Safety Culture

We are studying how relationships between EHS professionals and researchers impact lab safety. More …

Functional Assays for Nanomaterial Risks

Developing new ways to assess and compare the risks associated with nanomaterials across their life cycle. More …

Risk and the Future

Undergraduate course: A roller coaster ride through the world of risk – whether risk to health and well-being, wealth, equity, sense of self and culture’ even the end of life as we know it. More …

Lean Data for social impact measurement

Piloting the use of a Lean data methodology in measuring social impact of development projects using Short Message Service (SMS) and Interactive Voice Response(IVR). More …

Point of Source Water Purification

Exploring the risk landscape around commercially viable and socially responsible consumer point-of-use water purification technologies. More …

Edge of Innovation

Bringing expert insights on challenges and opportunities at the interface between technology innovation and society, to a broad audience. More …

Wearable Device Validation

Clinical Validation studies of novel and commercially available wearable health monitors More …

Mapping the Risk Terrain

Looking at how risk is framed across different academic and applied contexts to understand how representations of risk shape solution frames More …

The Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative

Providing translation and facilitation services for interdisciplinary research teams across all areas of the university More …

Legal Precedent on Fault and Liability for Automated Motor Vehicles

Creating guidance materials that help determine fault and liability in crashes involving automated vehicles More …

How do expectations shape testing in healthcare?

How optimistic expectations shape testing practices in healthcare in Australia More …

Wildfire Policy

Studying policy and institutional approaches to reducing wildfire risk. More …