Democratic innovations to crowdsource consensus

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 is piloting the use of Polis, an innovative online platform designed to enable productive and nuanced conversations amongst large groups of people.

Opportunity to be involved

Are you involved with a local council, organisation or community group who may want to use Polis to support community consultation on a current climate or disaster related issue?

Please get in touch!

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


Professor Lisa  Gibbs, University of Melbourne 
Professor Kathryn Bowen, University of Melbourne 
Professor Nicole Curato, University of Canberra

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Phoebe Quinn