We are happy to welcome Ayse Kaplan to our team as a PhD Research Fellow. Ayse is arriving from Ankara in August, and will work on WP3 – taking a systemic design approach to the reduction of plastics consumption. She will be employed at the Department for Product Design at OsloMet, but also spend some time at Consumption Research Norway. Ayse has a master’s degree from the Department of Industrial Design at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. She also worked as a research and teaching assistant for three years in the same department at METU. Her main research interests are Design for Sustainability, sustainable consumption, social innovation, and alternative food networks.