Michelle Phillipov

Associate Professor Michelle Phillipov

Associate Professor

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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


My research explores how media interest in food shapes public debate, media and food industry practices, consumer politics, and experiences of food work; major projects in these areas have been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, and Agrifutures Australia. I am the author or editor of five books, including Digital Food TV (Routledge), Media and Food Industries: The New Politics of Food (Palgrave Macmillan), Fats: A Global History (Reaktion Books) and Alternative Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream (Routledge, co-edited with Katherine Kirkwood).

With Susan Luckman, I am Chief Investigator on the ARC project, 'Artisanal making and the future of small-scale local production' (DP220100110). Project website: https://able.adelaide.edu.au/artisanal-making/.

I welcome inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in any aspect of popular media, and I am particularly interested in projects investigating food media and cultures, cultures of work, and digital labour.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2023 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2018 Senior Lecturer University of Tasmania
    2011 - 2014 Lecturer University of Tasmania
    2010 - 2009 Associate Lecturer University of Tasmania
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    2002 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia B.A. (Hons)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2022 Senior Fellowship Advance HE United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2022–2024 Artisanal Making and the Future of Small-Scale Local Production (DP220100110) Dr M Phillipov, Prof S Luckman Australian Research Council $390,979
2022 Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning Dr M Phillipov University of Adelaide $1,000
2019 Women's Research Excellence Award Dr M Phillipov University of Adelaide $5,000
20182020 Media Messages about Sustainable Seafood: How Do Media Influencers Affect Consumer Attitudes (2017-131) Dr M Phillipov, Dr A Farmery, A/Prof F Gale Fisheries Research & Development Corporation
$85,550
2018 Scoping Study for Building and Maintaining Community Trust in Australia's Primary Industries Prof R Ankeny, Dr H Bray, Dr M Phillipov, Ms E Buddle Agrifutures Australia $94,678
20142016 The New Politics of Food and the Australian Media (DE140101412) Dr M Phillipov Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council $383,532

Courses Summary

Date Course Title Course Level/Code Role
2022 Approaches to Media MDIA 2306 Coordinator
2020 Screen and Sound Industries MDIA 1015 Coordinator
2020–22 Media Relations MDIA 7005 Coordinator
2020–22 Media Relations MDIA 2227 Coordinator
2019 Exploring TV and Radio MDIA 1004 Coordinator
2018–19 Media Industry Transitions MDIA 3207 Coordinator
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor A study on the impact of representation of gender in popular culture, specifically how females fans engage with female-centred and created media through recent online trends Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lisa Julia Cooper
    2023 Co-Supervisor Uncovering Ideological Messaging: A Framing Analysis of News Media Coverage of Poverty and Welfare in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shannon Rawlings
    2021 Principal Supervisor A Critical Analysis of Class Struggle in Video Games: Investigating the Extent to Which Popular Media Depictions of Class Challenge Empire Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sebastian Alexander Morrison
    2021 Co-Supervisor Raw Feeding for Dogs in the UK and Australia: A Social and Ethical Cross-Cultural Comparison Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Ms Natalia Ciecierska-Holmes
    2020 Principal Supervisor Household Experiences of Reducing Waste: Moving Towards Circular Economy Futures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Marisol Da Silva
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Retrospectively Reading The Sopranos: Rethinking Complex Television for New Cultural Contexts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Hudson Beare
    2019 - 2023 Principal Supervisor End-user Experiences of Audio Description for Live Theatre: Complexities Beyond Practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kari Seeley
    2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor South Australian Film-makers' Perspectives on Policies: State and Federal Film Policies and the Representation of Cultural Diversity in Australian Films Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Linh Chung
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing Member ABLE Faculty Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2023 - ongoing Chair ABLE Lower Risk Human Research Ethics Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 - 2023 Chair Media Advisory Board University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - 2020 Member School of Humanities Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2010 - 2018 Member ANZCA Executive Committee - -
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Food and Society: New Directions book series University of Bristol Press United Kingdom
    2017 - 2023 Member Communication Research and Practice Taylor & Francis United Kingdom

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