Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of the Professions
Jack Hetherington is a PhD student at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR). His looking at role of decision support tools in reducing food loss and waste (FLW) along value chains. Jack research is supported by the Fight Food Waste CRC, the University of Adelaide and the CSIRO. His supervisors are Professor Wendy Umberger and Dr Pablo Juliano from CSIRO.
Prior to starting his PhD, Jack was a Project Coorindator at GFAR for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) funded 'IndoDairy' project, which is led by Professor Umberger. Jack came to the University of Adelaide after working at the for over two years at ACIAR where he supported the development and implementation of a range of Agribusiness research projects and coordinated the evaluation of Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) initiative.
Graduating from the University of Sydney with Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience in 2014, he completed an honours project analysing the interactions of livestock ownership, consumption behaviour and child nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jack has been heavily involved in the Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Network and the Crawford Fund, including being President of RAID between 2017 and 2019. He is currently the SA Representative for RAID and a member of the Crawford Fund State Committee in SA.
Jack works in an interdisciplinary research team with the aim to improve the supply, competitiveness and livelihoods of smallholder dairy value chains in Indonesia – a.k.a IndoDairy
Date Position Institution name 2021 PhD Student University of Adelaide 2017 - 2021 Research Associate University of Adelaide 2017 - 2017 Agribusiness Program Coordinator Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2015 - 2017 Research Program Officer Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2014 University of Sydney, Sydney Australia B.Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
Year Citation 2017 Hetherington, J., Wiethoelter, A., Negin, J., & Mor, S. (2017). Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture & Food Security, 6(1), 11 pages.
Year Citation 2018 Akzar, R., Peralta, A., Umberger, W., & Hetherington, J. (2018). Simultaneous Decisions of Indonesian Smallholder Dairy Farmers Adoption of Multiple on Farm-level Innovations. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 62th AARES Annual Conference. Adelaide Australia.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Member South Australian Committee Crawford Fund Australia 2018 - ongoing President Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) The Crawford Fund Australia 2017 - ongoing Vice-President Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) — Australia
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