Emily Buddle

Emily Buddle

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr. Emily Buddle is a Research Fellow within the School of Humanities where she immerses herself in projects within the Food Values Research Group and the innovative ARC Training Centre for Future Crops Development. With a knack for connecting the seemingly unconnectable and driven by a relentless curiosity, her research explores the boundaries between agriculture and community. She ensures her research can create impact for the relevant industry sector by focusing on combining interdisciplinary scholarship with practical applications.

Emily's academic journey is a testament to her unwavering thirst for knowledge. Her Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with Honours from the University of Adelaide serves as a foundation for her research endeavours. Completing a Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications from Curtin University has equipped her with the skills to explore how agriculture is represented within the ever-evolving digital landscape. Her interest in what people think about food and fibre production was further cultivated in her PhD from the University of Adelaide, completing a thesis titled "Australian Meat Consumers' Understandings of Farm Animal Welfare" in 2019.

Before returning to academia in 2022, Dr. Emily Buddle ventured into the public and private sectors, wielding her expertise as a project/policy officer and agricultural extension specialist. Her roles in these domains have not only allowed her to foster her passion for communication and facilitation but have also allowed her to grow her project management skills and establish extensive networks across Australian agricultural industry.

In the midst of her professional interests, Dr. Emily Buddle's spirit thrives in her rural life, adding “farmer” to the many number of hats she wears, overseeing a sheep, beef cattle, and grain business with her husband and “mini farmer”. Balancing her academic pursuits and the joys and challenges of farming, she exemplifies the harmonious blend of dedication, innovation, and grounded practicality.

Dr. Emily Buddle's unique journey serves as a testament to the infinite possibilities that lie at the intersection of academia and real-world impact. With her insatiable hunger for knowledge, relentless dedication to communication and research translation, and deep-rooted connection to the land, she continues to inspire and shape the future of research at the intersect between agriculture and community, all while nurturing her own thriving farm and family.

Emily's research passions lie at the vibrant intersection of social and cultural dimensions in the realm of food and its production. Her insatiable curiosity has led her to adopt an interdisciplinary approach, deftly weaving together diverse methodologies and knowledge to uncover the intricacies of issues. With a comprehensive grasp of qualitative research methods, Emily excels in conducting in-depth investigations and employing thematic analysis techniques on an array of rich data, including transcripts and media content.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - 2022 Senior Project Officer Livestock SA
    2020 - ongoing Visiting Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2021 Biosecurity Extension Manager Animal Health Australia
    2019 - 2020 Affiliate Associate Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2020 Program/Policy Officer Rural Solutions SA
    2019 - 2019 Visiting Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 Curtin University Australia Graduate Certificate in Internet Communication
    2019 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2014 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours
    2012 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Research Planning Grant, “Designing a “good life” for livestock: Could gene editing improve animal welfare in low- and middle-income countries?” Tiny Beam Fund Burning Questions Initiative, USD$25,000 (2023), with Rachel Ankeny.

Research Project Funding, “Development and Evaluation of Extension and Adoption Programs for Farmers in South Australia,” Department of Primary Industries and Regions, State of South Australia (PIRSA),  A$320,000 (2022–24) with Rachel Ankeny.

Research Planning Grant, “A Benefit or Hindrance? The Impact of Globalisation on Industrial Agricultural Expansion and Animal Welfare in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Reliant on Halal Production Practices,” Tiny Beam Fund Burning Questions Initiative, AU$11,655 (2020), with Alexandra Whittaker and Rachel Ankeny

Contract Research, “Scoping Study for Building and Maintaining Community Trust in Australia’s Primary Industries”, AgriFutures Australia, A$94,678 (2018), with Heather Bray, Michelle Phillipov, and Rachel Ankeny.

Emily is an experienced tutor and practical demonstrator in subjects including

  • Principles in Animal Welfare, Behaviour and Ethics (Level I)
  • Agricultural Systems 1A (Level I)
  • Animal Handling and Husbandry (Level I)
  • Livestock Production Science (Level II)
  • Professional Skills in Veterinary Bioscience (Level II)
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics (Level III)
  • Media Industry Transitions (Level III)
  • Science Communication (Level II, III and postgrduate)

Emily has also lectured in Level II Animal Science Research Methodology on social science research methods, and in the summer school Communicating Science subject on key ideas in science communication. She has also been invited to give a guest lecture to Level I Animal Science/Veterinary Bioscience students in community understandings of farm animal welfare.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Providing proof: developing a framework for legitimate and long-lasting animal care assurance programs for agricultural industries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Louise Sundermann
    2022 Co-Supervisor Negotiating the Future of Foods: The Intersections of Food Values, Sustainability and Food Technology in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Christina Wenzl

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