Adele Feakes

Dr Adele Feakes

Snr Lecturer - Veterinary Practice Management

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences


A veterinarian with a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, currently undertaking a PhD in entrepreneurship, and gathering skills in structural equation modelling and other quantitative research tools. Always interested in curriculum development in the biotechnological disciplines, student career intent and entrepreneurship research, to help student development of both an innovative and enterprising mindset to enhance success in their chosen career.

OLT (Cat 1) 2013 ($50,000) Innovation and Curriculum Development Seed Grant 2013 "Reshaping veterinary business curricula to improve graduates's business skills: a shared resource for educators" (Adele Feakes CI, Noel Lindsay, Edward Palmer, Dana Thomsen)  https://www.adelaide.edu.au/vetsci/vibe/

OLT (Cat 1) 2015 ($21,024 of $329,000) Innovation and Curriculum Development full grant - "Vet Set Go", lead institution Murdoch University, Assoc Prof Martin Cake - CI, participating institutions University of Adelaide, Sydney University, University of Queensland, Nottingham University.

ACIAR (Cat 1) 2015 ($13,485 of $1,066,060) “Enhancing the role of small scale feed milling in the development of the monogastric industries in Papua New Guinea”: Business Planning (ASEM/2010/053) (Wendy Lindsay,Adele Feakes, Phil Glatz - CI, David Byrne)

Crawford Fund (Cat 1) 2015 ($11,050 supplement to ACIAR project) “Enhancing the role of small scale feed milling in the development of the monogastric industries in Papua New Guinea": Business Planning" (ASEM/2010/053) (Wendy Lindsay - PL, Adele Feakes, Phil Glatz - CI, David Byrne)

Crawford Fund (Cat 1) 2015 ($1,800) “Training needs in Business Planning for PNG Women in Agriculture" (SA-703-2015) (Adele Feakes CI, Wendy Lindsay, Norah Omut)

School of Animal and Veterinary Science 2014 ($1,000) Research Travel Grant 

School of Animal and Veterinary Science 2013 ($2,000) Research Networking Grant 

School of Animal and Veterinary Science 2013 ($2,000) Research Equipment Grant 

UoA 2012 ($2,800) Equity and Diversity Grant "Improving skills of ESL students in the Veterinary Sciences programme" (Adele Feakes CI, Dana Thomsen, Christopher Riley)

UoA 2010 ($12,000) Implementation Grant - Learning & Teaching Enhancements "Enhancement of professional skills for animal and veterinary science students" (Michelle McArthur, Adele Feakes, Cynthia Bottema, Audrey Stratton, Di Barton, Gail Anderson)

Teaching content - Business, entrepreneurship, fiscal & performance indicators, opportunity assessment, written communication, business models, value proposition design and business planning, research methods, client communication, team skills, professional conduct, veterinary medical record keeping, legislation, change management, managing conflict.

Veterinary science teaching -  Professional Skills III, DVM Professional Skills, DVM 1 Clinical Research Project, Transition to the Veterinary Profession, and DVM III Veterinary Entrepreneurship Elective (2016). Sessional for University of Queensland Faculty of Veterinary Science (2014 and 2015)

Course Coordinator (non-technical curricula) DVM Professional Skills in the School of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide (2011 -     )

Entrepreneurship and innovation programme (year 3 undergraduate and masters students; ECIC) - Project in entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurship research project - 3520 TECHCOMM 3008 and 5029 (2016). 

  • Position: Snr Lecturer - Veterinary Practice Management
  • Phone: 83130080
  • Email: adele.feakes@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Block, floor G
  • Room: G 23
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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