Dr Anna Farmery

Anna Farmery profile

Position: UOW Vice Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Phone: 02 4252 8874
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233, Room 211
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia


Anna joined ANCORS in mid-2018 as a Vice Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. She obtained her PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2016 following her research assessing the environmental impacts of seafood products, using lifecycle assessment, and the role of seafood in sustainable diets.

Anna has a background in natural resource management (NRM) and sustainable food systems. She has worked previously as a lecturer in Cambodia and for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development where she managed a project to establish organic agriculture standards for East Africa. More recently, she has worked with the CSIRO on managing seafood supply chains in a changing climate, and with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) on policy translation, objective setting and reporting for Australian fisheries. Her research with ANCORS will focus on how fisheries governance influences food and nutrition security, using a value chain approach.

Research interests/Areas of expertise:

-Sustainable food and nutrition security
-Seafood governance and trade

Current research projects:

- Managing fishery value chains for food and nutrition security – the role of fisheries governance (Post-doctoral research project)
- Media messages about sustainable seafood: how do media influencers affect consumer attitudes? (FRDC Project 2017- 131)
- The environmental impacts of linking marine and terrestrial food production (The Royal Society: International Exchanges)
- Meeting Sustainability Expectations: Policy Translation, Objective Setting and Reporting for Australian Fisheries (FRDC Project No 2013-204)

Potential topics for HDR & Honours Supervision:

Projects relating to environmental and nutritional performance of seafood

Recent awards and fellowships:

Vice Chancellors Post-doctoral Research Fellowships (2018)

Competitive research funding:

-Dr M Phillipov, Dr A K Farmery, Assoc Prof Fred Gale, ‘Media messages about sustainable seafood: how do media influencers affect consumer attitudes?’ FRDC Project 2017- 131 ($85,550.36) 2018-20
-Dr AK Farmery; Assistant Prof G O’Kane ‘Increasing seafood consumption for optimal health and environmental benefits’. University of Canberra ($10,000) 2017
-Dr AK Farmery; Assistant Prof G O’Kane; Dr BS Green ‘Aligning sustainability and nutrition goals in Australian seafood consumption’ Sustainable Food Flagship of the Institute for the Study of Social Change, UTAS ($6000) 2016
-Dr BS Green; Assoc Prof GT Pecl; Prof SD Frusher; Dr A Hobday; Dr AK Farmery, ‘Growth opportunities and critical elements in the value chain for wild fisheries and aquaculture in a changing climate’ CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation’.     Department of Climate Change, Energy & Efficiency and FRDC: Grant-NCCARF Marine Biodiversity Resources & FRP ($350,000) 2012
-Dr BS Green; Professor C Gardner; Dr S Tracey; Dr K Hartmann; Dr SM Jennings; Professor JG Tisdell; Dr J André; Professor RA Watson; Professor R Hilborn; Dr R Tobin; Dr E Fulton; Professor GA Thomas; Professor P Tyedmers; Dr N Pelletier; Dr Tony Smith; Dr B Molony; -Dr A Tobin; Dr AK Farmery, ‘Putting fisheries in the food bowl’. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Grant-ANNIMS Springboard Program ($299,362) 2011

Professional membership:

Member, Centre for Marine Socioecology at the University of Tasmania

Publications (last 5 years):

Farmery AK, Hendrie, G., O’Kane G, McManus A, Green BS. (2018). Sociodemographic variation in consumption patterns of sustainable and nutritious seafood in Australia. Front.

Farmery, AK, O’Kane, G, McMannus, A and Green, BS. 2018. ‘Consuming sustainable seafood: guidelines, recommendations and realities’ Public Health Nutrition, 21(8):1503-1514.

Farmery, AK, Gardner, C, Jennings, S, Green, BS & Watson, RA. 2017. ‘Assessing the inclusion of seafood in sustainable diet literature, Fish and Fisheries. Vol. 18(3), pp. 607-618.

Farmery, AK, Jennings, S, Gardner, C, Green, BS & Watson, RA. 2017. 'Naturalness as a basis for incorporating marine biodiversity into Life Cycle Assessment of seafood’, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Vol. 22 (10), pp. 1571-1587.

Farmery, AK, Gardner, C, Green, BS, Jennings, S & Watson, R. 2015. ‘Domestic or imported? An assessment of carbon footprints and sustainability of seafood consumed in Australia’, Environmental Science & Policy, vol 54, pp. 35-43.

Farmery, AK, Green, BS, Jennings, S, Watson, R & Gardner, C. 2015. ‘Life cycle assessment of wild capture prawns: expanding sustainability considerations in the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery’ Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 87, pp. 96-104.

Farmery, AK, Gardner, C, Green, BS & Jennings, S. 2014. 'Managing fisheries for environmental performance: the effects of marine resource decision-making on the footprint of seafood', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 64, pp. 368-376.

Ascui, F, Farmery, AK, & Gale, F. (in review) ‘Comparing sustainability claims with assurance in organic agriculture standards’ International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.

Christenson, JK, O’Kane, G, Farmery, A & McMannus, A. 2017. ‘The barriers and drivers of seafood consumption in Australia: A literature review’, International Journal of Consumer Studies. Vol. 41 (3), pp. 299-311.

Fleming, A, Hobday, AJ, Farmery, A, van Putten, EI, Pecl, GT, Green, BS & Lim-Camacho, L. 2014. 'Climate change risks and adaptation options across Australian seafood supply chains – A preliminary assessment', Climate Risk Management. vol. 1, pp. 39-50.

Gardner, C, Levings, A & Farmery, A (in review) ‘Reproductive biology of the giant crab Pseudocarcinus gigas’, Journal of Crustacean Biology.

Lim-Camacho, L, Hobday, AJ, Bustamante, RH, Farmery, A, Fleming, A, Frusher, S, Green, BS, Norman-López, A, Pecl, G, Plaganyi, EE, Schrobback, P, Thebaud, O, Thomas, L & van Putten, EI. 2014. 'Facing the wave of change: Stakeholder perspectives on climate adaptation for Australian seafood supply chains', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 15(4), pp. 595-606.

Plagányi, EE, van Putten, EI, Thebaud, O, Hobday, AJ, Innes, J, Lim-Camacho, L, Norman-López, A, Bustamante, RH, Farmery, A, Fleming, A, Frusher, S, Green, BS, Hoshino, E, Jennings, S, Pecl, G, Pascoe, S, Schrobback, P & Thomas, L. 2014. 'A quantitative metric to identify critical elements within seafood supply networks', PLoS ONE 9(3): e91833. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091833.

van Putten, EI, Farmery, A, Green, BS, Hobday, AJ, Lim-Camacho, L & Norman-López, A, & Parker, R. 2015. ‘The Environmental Impact of Two Australian Rock Lobster Fishery Supply Chains under a Changing Climate’, Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 20(6), pp. 1384-1398.

Watson, RA, Green, BS, Tracey, SR, Farmery, A, Pitcher, TJ, 2015. Provenance of global seafood. Fish and Fisheries, vol. 17(3), pp. 585-595.

Ziegler, FS, Hornborg, S, Green, BS, Eigaard, OR, Farmery, AK, Hammar, L, Hartmann, K, Molander, S, Parker, RWR, Hognes, ES, Vázquez-Rowe, I and Smith, ADM. 2016. Expanding the concept of sustainable seafood using Life Cycle Assessment. Fish and Fisheries, vol. 17(4), pp. 1073-1093.

Book Chapters:

Hobday AJ, Bustamante RH, Farmery AK, Fleming A, Frusher S, Green BS, Lim-Camacho L, Innes J, Jennings S, Norman-López A. 2014. Growth opportunities for marine fisheries and aquaculture industries in a changing climate. In: Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik (eds) Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation. Wiley-Blackwell, pp 139-155. 


Last reviewed: 14 January, 2019