ACEF Speaker 2021

Kari Dahlgren

Research Fellow, the Emerging Technologies Research Lab,
Monash University

Dr. Kari Dahlgren (PhD) is a Research Fellow in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University in Melbourne Australia. Kari is a social anthropologist and ethnographer interested in the social and ethical aspects of energy production and consumption in Australia.

She currently works on the Digital Energy Futures ARC Linkage project, a partnership between the Australian Research Council, Monash University, AusNet Services, Ausgrid and Energy Consumers Australia Limited.

The project aims to understand and forecast changing digital lifestyle trends and their impact on future household electricity demand, including at peak times. The project expects to generate new knowledge by employing digital ethnography and sociological theories to investigate how changing social practices will impact on electricity sector planning.


  • Spotlight Session: Women Powering the Future: Innovation and Resilience (ADB)