Dr Bhavna Middha

Investigating and understanding students’ eating practices at urban universities and the role of food spaces in shaping sustainable outcomes.

Research interests:

  • Food and Sustainable Consumption
  • Spaces
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Theories of Social Practice
  • Energy Demand
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Projects

Democratic Urban Development in the Digital Age (DEMUDIG)

2019–2021

This international research project is examining citizens’ use of the Internet and social media to participate in urban development processes, and city governments’ efforts to engage and respond to citizens through these channels.

The Work / Life Ecologies Project

2017–2019

The Work / Life Ecologies Project aims to understand staff and students’ broader lifestyles as part of a work-life ecology, occurring across a range of spaces, both physical and virtual.

Work/life ecologies: lifestyles, sustainability practices

2015–2017

This project aims to understand staff and students' broader lifestyles as part of a work-life ecology, occurring across a range of spaces, both physical and virtual.

Embedding sustainability in food practices: Investigating spaces of food provisioning and consumption for students at RMIT city campus

2016–2019

As large scale participants in food provisioning and consumption practices, academic institutions like universities have a crucial part to play in food sustainability transitions

News & Blog

News

Meet the women helping to improve how we live in cities and with nature

05 March 2020

As our cities evolve, so too should our approach to building and planning our urban habitats. Here, six RMIT urban researchers share how their work is shaping how we live in our cities and with nature.

Blog

How can we improve our homes to be energy efficient?

04 October 2019

With rising energy bills the new normal, we need to focus on improving Victoria’s housing stock to help householders adapt. New research in Moreland is exploring the barriers and opportunities householders face in improving their homes.

News

Food selfies show an appetite for flexible student eating spaces

14 August 2019

Food selfies taken on campus can offer a whole new way to rethink flexible student spaces and help combat food waste, suggests a new study.

News

Meet our green research and teaching team

12 October 2015

RMIT’s academic green team is working to make the University’s ambitious sustainability vision a reality through teaching and research.

Publications