Emily Buddle

Emily Buddle

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Emily Buddle is a Senior Research Assistant within the Food Values Research Group in the School of Humanities. Her research is scholarly, interdisciplinary, and applied as demonstrated by her findings being applicable and readily accessible to the relevant industry sector.

Emily has a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with Honours from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications from Curtin University and a PhD from the University of Adelaide with a thesis titled "Australian Meat Consumers' Understandings of Farm Animal Welfare".

Since completing her PhD, Emily has worked in the private sector in agricultural extension in positions focused on livestock biosecurity and farm business management. While fostering her passion for communication and facilitation, these roles have also enhanced her networks across the Australian agricultural industry and increased her project management skills.

In her spare time, Emily is a sheep, beef cattle and grains producer with her husband in the lower mid-north region of South Australia.

Emily's research interests are the social and cultural aspects of food and food production. Her work is interdisciplinary, using mixed-method approaches in her research. She has a sound understanding of qualitative research methods and thematic analysis of transcripts and media content. She works collaboratively with researchers from the School of Humanities and the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Emily is also a proud member of the Food Values Research Group https://arts.adelaide.edu.au/history/food-values/ 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Visiting Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    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

Emily's PhD was funded through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project "Getting to the Meat of the Matter - Social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia's Livestock Industries". After completing her PhD, she also contributed to this project through the collection and analysis of Australian meat producers' understandings towards farm animal welfare.

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)

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.


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