|Dr Carol Richards|
Phone: (+61 7) 336 53493
Fax: (+61 7) 336 51544
Room 401, Level 4,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus
2007 PhD (Sociology), The University of Queensland, Australia
2001 Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Honours, Class 1, The University of Queensland, Australia (2001 John Western Prize for Honours degree)
1997 Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), The University of Queensland, Australia
Australian Oceanic Network Representative, the International Rural Sociology Association (IRSA)
Convenor, Australasian Agrifood Research Network
Committee Member, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA)
Member, RC40 Agriculture and Food Research Committee of the International Sociology Association
Visiting scholar, Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth, UK - 2013
Visiting scholar, Centre for Rural Research, Trondheim, Norway - 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012
Visiting scholar, School of Social Science, University of Manchester, UK - 2009
Lecturer, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK - 2007-2008
Researcher, Sustainable Ecosystems, CSIRO, Brisbane, Queensland - 2007
PhD candidate, School of Social Sciences, The University of Queensland 2002 - 2007
Researcher, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland State Government - 2004
- Food security and food sovereignty;
- rural society;
- sustainable food systems;
- financialisation of food and agriculture;
- alternative food networks;
- agriculture and development;
- cultural sociology and geography;
- qualitative inquiry.
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Recent Research Projects:
Name of Project
Frogs, fuel, finance or food? Cultures, values, ethics, arguments and justifications in the management of agricultural land with Bjørkhaug et al (international team of 8)
Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change with Burton, Amati and Lyons
Visiting researcher’s grant, Norway
The New Farm Owners: Finance Companies and the Restructuring of Agriculture with Lawrence, Burch and Lyons
Governing food in a globalising society (GOFOOD) with Almås, Bjørkhaug et al.
Post-doctoral fellowship on ARC funded project with Lawrence, Burch and Dixon
Peer reviewed journal articles
Lyons, K., Richards, C., DesFours, L. and Amati, M. (2013), Food in the City: Urban Food Movements and the (Re)Imagining of Urban Spaces, Australian Planner, 50 (2), 157-163.
Richards, C., Bjørkhaug, H., Lawrence, G. and Hickman, E. (2013), Retailer-driven Agricultural Restructuring – Australia, the UK and Norway in Comparison, Agriculture and Human Values, 30 (2), 235-245.
Davey, S. and Richards, C. (2013), Supermarkets and Private Standards: The Unintended Consequences of the Audit Ritual, Agriculture and Human Values, 30 (2), 271-281.
Richards, C, Lawrence, G, and Kim, C. (2012) Productivism, Culture, and the Challenges of Sustainable Beef Production in Australia, Eco, 16 (1), 101-128.
Richards, C., Lawrence, G., Loong, M., and Burch, D. (2012), A Toothless Chihuahua? The ACCC, Neoliberalism and Supermarket Power in Australia, Rural Society, 21(3), 250–263.
Measham, T. G., Brake, L., Robinson, C. J., Larson, S., Richards, C., & Smith, T. F. (2011), NRM engagement between remote dryland communities and government agencies: Success factors from Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 75(10), 968-973.
Richards, C., Lawrence, G. and Burch, D. (2011), Supermarkets and Agro-Industrial Foods: The Strategic Remanufacturing of Consumer Trust, Food, Culture and Society, 14 (1), 29-47.
Measham, T., Richards, C., Robinson, C., Larson, S. and Brake, L. (2011), Genuine Community Engagement in Remote Dryland Regions: Natural Resource Management in Lake Eyre Basin, Geographical Research, 49 (2), 171-182.
Smith, K., Lawrence, G. and Richards, C. (2010), Supermarkets’ Governance of the Agri-food Supply Chain: Is the ‘Corporate-Environmental’ Food Regime Evident in Australia? International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 17 (1), 140-161.
Richards, C., & Bjørkhaug, H. (2009), Comment: The importance of agency in facilitating the transition to a multifunctional countryside, Journal of Rural Studies, 25 (2), 249.
Richards, C. & Lawrence, G. (2009), Adaptation and Change in Queensland’s Rangelands: Cell Grazing as an Emerging Ideology of Pastoral-Ecology, Land Use Policy 26 (3), 630-639.
Bjørkhaug, H. & Richards, C. A. (2008), Post-productivism or Multifunctionality? Conceptualising Emerging Agricultural Land Use in Australia and Norway, Journal of Rural Studies 24 (1), 98-111.
McAllister, R., Cheers, B., Darbas, T., Davies, J., Richards, C., Robinson, C., Ashley, M., Fernando, D. and Maru, Y. (2008), Social Networks in Arid Australia: A Review of Concepts and Evidence. The Rangeland Journal 30 (1), 167-176.
Richards, C., Lawrence, G., & Kelly, N. (2005), Beef Production and the Environment: Is it really 'hard to be green when you are in the red'? Rural Society, 15 (2), 192-209.
Lawrence, G., Richards, C.A. & Cheshire, L. (2004), The Environmental Enigma: Why Do Producers Professing Stewardship Continue to Practice Poor Natural Resource Management? Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 6 (3/4), 251-270.
Measham, T.G., Richards, C., Robinson, C., Larson S. and Brake, L. (2013), Terms of Engagement: consensus or control in remote Australian Resource Management? In Aslin H.J. and Lockie S. (Eds) Engaged Environmental Citizenship, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, pp. 118-135.
*Lawrence, G., Richards , C. and Burch, D. (2012) The Impacts of Climate Change on Australia's Food Production and Export, in Farmar-Bowers, Q., Higgins, V. and Millar, J. (eds), Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future, Springer: New York.
Woods, M., Healey, J. Richards, C. and Watkin, S (2012), Rural People and the Land, in I. Convery, G. Corsane and P. Davis (eds) Making Sense of Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, The Boydell Press, Woodbridge
Lawrence, G., Richards, C. and Hansar, N. Gray, I. (2011), Climate change and the resilience of commodity food production in Australia, in H. Campbell, P. Stock and C. Rosin (eds) Food Systems Failure: The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture, pp. 131-145, Earthscan, London.
Measham TG., Robinson C., Richards C., Larson S., Stafford Smith M. and Smith T. (2009), Tools for successful NRM in the Lake Eyre Basin: Achieving effective engagement. In Measham TG, Brake L (eds) in People, communities and economies of the Lake Eyre Basin, DKCRC Research Report 45, Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Alice Springs. pp. 125–170.
Lawrence, G., Cheshire, L., & Richards, C. A. (2004), Agricultural Production and the Ecological Question, in R. White (ed.) Controversies in Environmental Sociology, pp. 221-237. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rose, N. and Richards
, C. (eds)(2013), The People’s Food Plan: A common-sense approach to a fair, sustainable and resilient food system
, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance. Published online at http://www.australianfoodsovereigntyalliance.org
*Burton, P., Lyons, K., Richards, C., Amati, M., Rose, N., DesFours, L., Pires, V., Barclay, R., (2013), Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, pp.170.
*Measham T.G., Richards C., Robinson C., Larson S. and Brake, L. (2009), Terms of Engagement: Consensus or Control in Remote Australian Resource Management, Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion CSIRO working paper series 2009-10.
Cheshire, L., Lawrence, G., And Richards, C. (2008), Review of the Community Futures Task Force, Queensland State Government.
Convery, .I, Dutson, T., Heley. J., Richards, C., Rogers, R., Storey, D., Watkin. S. and Woods, M. (2008), Rural People and the Land – the Case for Connections, Report to the Commission for Rural Communities.
Richards, C. A., & Aitken, L. (eds) (2004), Social Innovations in Natural Resource Management: A handbook of social research in Queensland. Brisbane: Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Qld.
* Peer reviewed