Concerned with how design practice might attend to the socio-cultural-environmental implications of new product and service development Dr Fennessy teaches across a range of design studio, theory and methodological domains at RMIT University. His research has two key foci: on industrial design pedagogy and practice after the project of industrialization; and on design projects that deal with questions of sustainment, de-materialization and the generation of more meaningful product-service-systems relationships. Current projects include design collaborations in the conservation science, sustainability, and health fields