Democratic innovations to crowdsource consensus

This is the doctoral research of Phoebe Quinn, which began in May 2022. The research is exploring how democratic innovations can be used to crowdsource consensus on contentious issues around disasters and climate change. In particular, the PhD will pilot the use of Polis, an innovative online platform designed to enable productive and nuanced conversations at large scales.


University of Melbourne (Melbourne Climate Futures and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences) and Natural Hazards Research Australia


  • Professor Lisa Gibbs
  • Professor Kathryn Bowen
  • Professor Nicole Curato (University of Canberra)


Contact Name
Phoebe Quinn