Ms Aine Petrulaityte
Aine is a Research Fellow on Africa-UK trilateral research project GENS: Gender Mainstreaming for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments. Her work focuses on understanding energy-related behaviours and needs of people living in informal urban settlements, facilitating co-design of gendered energy innovations and exploring commercialisation opportunities of newly developed gendered energy solutions. Aine works together with Dr Fabrizio Ceschin on the GENS co-design toolkit which aims to support stakeholders along the energy value chain co-designing energy innovations taking into account the different roles, responsibilities and needs of women and men.
Aine has worked on various research topics addressing sustainability challenges: implementation of product-service systems offerings; the potential of small-scale distributed manufacturing; behaviour interventions for mental wellbeing; social innovations for refugee inclusion; materials circularity for British fashion industry.
Aine is a member of Design for Sustainability research group.
Musango, J.K., Smit, S., Ceschin, F., Ambole, A., Batinge, B., Anditi, C., Petrulaityte, A., Mukama, M. (2020). Mainstreaming gender to achieve security of energy services in poor urban environments. Energy Research & Social Science, 1, 70.
Petrulaityte, A., Ceschin, F., Pei, E., Harrison, D. (2020). Applying Distributed Manufacturing to Product-Service System Design: A Set of Near-Future Scenarios and a Design Tool. Sustainability, 12, 4918.
Petrulaityte, A., Ceschin, F., Pei, E., Harrison, D. (2018). A Design Tool to Apply Distributed Manufacturing Principles to Sustainable Product-Service System Development. Design Research Society (DRS) 2018. Limerick, Ireland.
Petrulaityte, A., Ceschin, F., Pei, E., Harrison, D. (2017). Supporting sustainable product-service system implementation through distributed manufacturing. The 9th CIRP Industrial Product-Service System Conference: Circular Perspectives on Product/Service-Systems. Denmark.
PhD in Design for Sustainability, Brunel University London. Thesis: Distributed Manufacturing Applied to Product-Service System: A Scenario-Based Design Toolkit
MSc in Integrated Product Design, Brunel University London.
BA in Product Design, Vilnius Academy of Arts.