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David O Reynolds 

Asia Research Institute, NUS  Postgraduate Fellow
Singapore  Singapore

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Singapore  Singapore
Asia Research Institute, NUS
Postgraduate Fellow

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Higher education institution
Full time
National University Singapore

Thematic Groups

Crime & Governance
Cultural Sociology
Environment & Society


Dr Reynolds is a sociologist interested in waste, plastics and food, how these are shaped by care and processes of politicisation, particularly in relation to sustainability. His PhD thesis in Human Geography (Monash University, Melbourne) investigated the experiences, practices and perspectives of people who avoid using plastic materials in their households in Australia. His MA in Sociology (Otago University, Aotearoa/New Zealand) investigated expert perceptions of food insecurity in Aotearoa/New Zealand and examined food insecurity in this food-rich country in relation to neoliberalism. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters about contemporary food and waste issues.

His current research at ARI investigates the household consumption and disposal of plastic materials, and the social, historical and digital practices that shape women’s household management of plastic waste in Asia and Australia.