Laurie Buys

Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University Of Technology

Professor Laurie Buys is Theme Leader of Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Institute for Future Environment’s (IFE) Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities Theme and Professor in the School of Design in the Creative Industries Faculty.  She is also the Director of Senior Living Innovation – an industry research collaboration whose aim is to optimise the lifestyles of future seniors by identifying innovative approaches to designing for future housing, products and services. Her research directly explores the understanding of, and accountability for, the real effects felt by people resulting from changes in their physical, social, digital and cultural life. She has established strong collaborative partnerships with various community, industry and government organisations to investigate the dynamics of Future Living within liveable communities, centred around the idea that transdisciplinary approaches to addressing challenges lead to more sustainable outcomes.