The Research Project

Globally, the World Health Organization estimates 600 million cases of food-borne illnesses per year, resulting in 420 thousand deaths. Food safety matters. But food safety is more than statistics about the sick and the dead, more than the technologies of sanitation practices and food handling techniques. Food safety is complex sets of knowledge, of ways of thinking and acting, embedded in institutional practices and discourses, by governments, by industry, and by everyday people.

This project is will focus on how people (especially consumers) have thought about food safety over time. By taking a cultural history approach to food safety the project will consider how food safety creates – materially, symbolically and experientially – a set of ways of thinking and acting, resulting in knowledge that is embedded in institutional practices and discourses. 

Projects may focus on a specific geographical exemplar, or on connections between points, or on a specific issue/product. Please note, however, that although a geographic and temporal focus is not stipulated, this is a historical project and requires a background in History or Food Studies. The Imagined Food Safeties project stems from key themes in Dr Tarulevicz's ARC Discovery Grant, such as technology, and transnational flows of products and ideas.


See the following web page for entry requirements: www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/what-is-a-research-degree

Application Process

Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.

Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.

More Information

Please contact, Nicki Tarulevicz for further information.


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