Michelle Phillipov

Dr Michelle Phillipov

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

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


My current work explores how media interest in food is shaping public debate, media and food industry practices, and consumer politics; 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 four books, including 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). 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.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 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
    2007 - 2008 Lecturer (contract) University of South Australia
  • Education

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

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
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
2020 Media Relations MDIA 2227 Coordinator
2020 Media Relations MDIA 7005 Coordinator
2020 Screen and Sound Industries MDIA 1015 Coordinator
2019 Exploring TV and Radio MDIA 1004 Coordinator
2018–19 Media Industry Transitions MDIA 3207 Coordinator
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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
    2021 Principal Supervisor Non-Normative Gender Identity in the Australian Video Games Sector Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sebastian Alexander Morrison
    2020 Co-Supervisor Moments of crisis: Tracking 21st century masculinity through complex television Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Hudson Beare
    2020 Principal Supervisor Household Experiences of Reducing Waste: Moving Towards Circular Economy Futures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Marisol Da Silva
    2019 Co-Supervisor Positioning Audio Description in Media Theory: an Australian Context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kari Seeley
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Left Dissent: The Australian Commercial News Media’s Characterisation of 21st Century Protests Critical of Capitalism University of Tasmania Master Joshua Eiszele
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Standing Out From the Crowd: A Study of frankie Magazine, Niche Branding, and Alternative Femininities University of Tasmania Master Rosanna Hunt
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Would You Like Genes With That? Romanticism and the Debate over Genetically Modified Food University of Tasmania Master Liam Gash
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The Age of Consent: News, Crime and Public Debate University of Tasmania Doctorate Claire Konkes
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Wings and Freedom, Spirit and Self: How the Filmography of Hayao Miyazaki Subverts National Branding and Soft Power University of Tasmania Master Shadow
    2010 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Lolita: Atemporal Class-Play with Tea and Cakes University of Tasmania Master Sophia Staite
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing 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
    2017 - ongoing Member Communication Research and Practice

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