School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
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".
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 main 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/
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
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
Year Citation 2022 Buddle, E. A. (2022). Meet your meat! How Australian livestock producers are using Instagram to promote 'happy meat'. In Z. Kish, & E. Contois (Eds.), Food Instagram: Identity, Influence, and Negotiation.. University of Illinois Press.
Year Citation 2018 Buddle, E., Bray, H., & Ankeny, R. (2018). Don't stress the animal! Poor animal welfare and the resulting 'essence' in meat. Poster session presented at the meeting of Program abstracts. Sydney, Australia: Society for Social Studies of Science. 2017 Buddle, E., Bray, H., Pitchford, W., & Ankeny, R. (2017). ‘I don’t want to think about it’ concerns about sheep and beef cattle transportation and slaughter amongst Australian meat consumers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology. Cork, Ireland. 2016 Loyer, J., & Buddle, E. (2016). A 'Natural' Symbol: Nature, Morality, and Politics in Online Raw Milk Advocacy Communities. Poster session presented at the meeting of Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream. University of Tasmania. 2016 Bray, H. J., Buddle, E. A., & Ankeny, R. A. (2016). Consumers link 'better' farm animal welfare with better quality products. Poster session presented at the meeting of 31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. Adelaide, South Australia. 2016 Buddle, E. A., Bray, H. J., Pitchford, W. S., & Ankeny, R. A. (2016). Meat Consumers Ignore Online Animal Welfare Activism. Poster session presented at the meeting of 31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. Adelaide, South Australia.
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Year Citation 2019 Ankeny, R., Bray, H., Phillipov, M., & Buddle, E. (2019). Building and Maintaining Community Trust in Australia’s Primary Industries: Background Literature Review (PRJ-011478). 2019 Phillipov, M., Farmery, A., Gale, F., Buddle, E., & Dehghan, E. (2019). Media Messages About Sustainable Seafood: How Do Media Influencers Affect Consumer Attitudes? Preliminary Results of Media Survey. (2017-131). 2019 Buddle, E. A., & Paxton, R. (2019). Preliminary Work Program - People and New/Emerging Technologies in the Australian Primary Industries.
Year Citation 2019 Buddle, E. A. (2019). Australian meat consumers' understandings of farm animal welfare. (PhD Thesis).
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 given lectures to and provided examination material for Level II Animal Science students in social science research methods. 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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