Find out how to apply for a research degree in food history and culture, plus see examples of current and past student projects.

  • How to apply

    To appy as a new higher degree by research student, see the Graduate Centre website.

    Please note the following:

    • PhD candidates can elect to enrol as on-campus or remote students, on a part-time or full-time basis.
    • All PhD students have obligations to attend an Induction Program organised by the Adelaide Graduate Centre as well as inductions at the School and Faculty level held each semester.
    • PhD students are expected to present their research in the History discipline’s postgraduate research forum, and to have regular contact with their supervisors, among other responsibilities.
  • Scholarships

    Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for a range of PhD scholarships. International students may be eligible to apply for a scholarship, but funding opportunities are limited and therefore extremely competitive.

    For details, visit the scholarships website.

  • Current PhD/MPhil candidates

    Emily Buddle Qualitative Research on Consumer Views on Animal Welfare

    Tania Cammarano History of Italian Food in Australia

    Linda Haines The Bounty of the Suburbs: Backyard Food Production and Use in Suburban Adelaide in the Post World War Two Period

    Selina Kuo Ersatz Food

    Kelly McKinley History of GM Activism in Australia

    Paola Tine Domestic Relations: Food Practices and Healthy Eating in Modern Nepal

    Chen Li Weng Food Security in Singapore: A Look at Campaigns from the 1940s to the Contemporary Era

    Yvette Wijnandts Rethinking Difference via Non-human Animals: An Analysis of Practices of Eating Animals and Cultural Difference

  • PhD graduates

    Sarah Black (2010) 'Tried and Tested': Community Cookbooks in Australia, 1890-1980

    Janet Boileau (2010) A Culinary History of the Portuguese Eurasians: The Origins of Luso-Asian Cuisine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence)

    Iain Buckland (2016) Dining in Style-The Evolution of 20th Century Culinary Practice at Beleura

    Susie Chant (2016) A History of Local Food in Australia 1788-2015 (Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence)

    Jessica Loyer (2016) The Social Lives of Superfoods

    Leonie Ryder (2010) Incorrigible Colonist: Ginger in Australia, 1788-1950