Jack Hetherington

Mr Jack Hetherington

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Research Associate

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Jack Hetherington is a PhD student at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR). His project aims to understand and support the Australian dairy sector adopt sustainable food loss and waste management practices. Jack research is supported by the Fight Food Waste CRC, the University of Adelaide and the CSIRO. His supervisors are Professor Wendy Umberger, Associate Professor Adam Loch 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 involved in various committees, including the SA Crawford Fund Committee and Ag Institute of Australia (AIA) SA Division.

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

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing 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
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2014 University of Sydney, Sydney Australia B.Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Coggins, S., McCampbell, M., Sharma, A., Sharma, R., Haefele, S. M., Karki, E., . . . Brown, B. (2022). How have smallholder farmers used digital extension tools? Developer and user voices from Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Global Food Security, 32, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2022 Hetherington, J., Juliano, P., MacMillan, C., & Loch, A. (2022). Circular economy opportunities and implementation barriers for Australia's food, feed and fibre production. Farm Policy Journal, (Spring).
    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.
    DOI Scopus36
  • Conference Items

    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.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2022 Umberger, W., Granzin, B., Hetherington, J., Ritchie, Z., & Maligalig, R. (2022). Philippine Smallholder Dairy: Landscape Analysis and Research Priorities (FR2021-054). Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Vice-Chair South Australian Division Ag Institute of Australia Australia
    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
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83136206
  • Email: jack.hetherington@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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