Getting to the Meat of the Matter: Social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries

Type: Scholarship

Name: ARC Funded Scholarship: "Getting to the Meat of the Matter"

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Sponsoring Institution: University of Adelaide, Discipline of History


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide welcomes applications for the mid-year round for higher degree (PhD) scholarships in all disciplines, including the following ARC-funded project (funded 2014-16) “Getting to the Meat of the Matter: Social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries”

This scholarship is associated with the above ARC Linkage Project co-directed by Professor Rachel A. Ankeny and A/Prof Wendy Umberger, and will be supervised via the Discipline of History (Food Studies). The PhD research will form part of a larger project examining the social and economic impacts of consumer views on and understandings of animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries. It also aims to identify current and future exposure points from paddock to plate and provide models for initiating and maintaining more productive dialogue between consumers, retailers, and producers about animal welfare. It is expected that the PhD student’s project will focus on the social science aspects of this project, and s/he will negotiate a specific topic in consultation with the project team. The ideal applicant will have a background in a relevant social science or humanities discipline, such as rural sociology, food studies, public understanding of science, or environmental studies. For more information on this project and/or the suitability of potential research topics, prospective applicants may contact

Eligibility: applicants will have a minimum of Honours 2A result or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or citizens of New Zealand, by the closing date of 31 October 2014.Stipend: AU$25,392 per annum (2014 rate), indexed annually. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. For more information, see: Apply at: and please provide a copy of your application by email to the project director at the email address above.

Contact Information:
Rachel Ankeny

Posted: October 13, 2014