Dr Frauke Behrendt is a Principal Lecturer in Media, let the RCUK-funded ‘Smart e-bikes’ research project and the research on the NetPark project. Her research contributes to the understanding of both the design process and the user experience of emerging/innovative mobile and digital technologies. Her findings have impact in the areas of media, mobility, sustainability, interaction design, sound studies, intelligent transport and smart cities. Behrendt's results and insights translate into policy, design and teaching.
Dr Behrendt is course leader for Environment and Media Studies BA (Hons) and teaches on the MA 'Creative Media' and the 'Media, Insustry & Innovation' and 'Media Studies' BAs. She is on the steering committee of the Centre for Research in Spatial, Environmental & Cultural Politics, and leads its theme ‘Environmental futures, communication & sustainability’.
Dr Behrendt was on the on the Steering Committee of the EU COST Action on Sonic Interaction Design.
Behrendt's research contributes to the understanding of both the design process and the user experience of emerging/innovative mobile and digital technologies. Her findings have impact in the areas of media, mobility, sustainability, interaction design, sound studies, intelligent transport and smart cities. Behrendt's results and insights translate into policy, design and teaching.
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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years
Franinovic K, Gaye L, Behrendt F (2008)Exploring Sonic Interaction with Artefacts in Everyday Contexts.14th International Conference on Auditory Display, Paris
Gaye L, Holmquist L, Behrendt F, Tanaka A (2006) Mobile Music Technology: Report on Emerging Community. In Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Paris: 22-25.
Behrendt F (2005) Handymusik. Klangkunst und 'mobile devices'. Osnabrück: Epos. (Monograph)
Postgraduate Supervision and Teaching
PhD Lead supervisor: 'Assessing theInfluenceandPotentialof Cycling Big-Data for Transport Policy and Mobilities Research'. Shaun Williams. Industrial Strategy/South Coast DTP Studentship. 2017-2020.
PhD Lead supervisor: 'Noise after Finitude'. Caleb Madden. University of Brighton Studentship. 2017-2020.
PhD ‘De-Politization of Mega-Projects for Climate Resilience: A longitudinal analysis of media coverage of seawater desalination in Israel (1991-2013) and the environmental movement’s reaction’, Shai Kassirer, 2016-2019, University of Brighton Studentship.
Leading session ‘Research Methods’ with Isabella Van Elferen (Kingston), TECHNE Student Congress: The Sound of Research, June 2016
Leading session ‘Sound/Noise’ with Eleni Ikoniadou (Kingston), TECHNE Student Congress: The Sound of Research, June 2016
External PhD reviewer on Sara Adhitya’s doctoral dissertation ‘Sonifying Urban Rhythms: Towards the spatio-temporal composition of the urban environment’, co-supervised at the University of Venice and Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris, 2013
Lead supervisor on 8 successful postgraduate dissertations (MA and MFA)
Overseeing 55 Short Term Scientific Missions (application, peer review, evaluation of reports) for the European COST Action on Sonic Interaction Design, taken up by PhD students, post-doctoral research fellows and early career researchers, 2009-2011
Keynote at the Doctoral Summer Course ‘Reconfiguring Radio’ organized by the LARM Audio Research Archive and the Copenhagen Doctoral School, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011
Leading a doctoral workshop at the ‘Product Sound Design Summer School’ at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 2012