Dr Adele Feakes
|Position||Snr Lecturer - Veterinary Practice Management|
|Org Unit||School of Animal and Veterinary Science|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 0080|
A veterinarian and lecturer at the University of Adelaide in the areas of veterinary business and legislation, currently undertaking a PhD in entrepreneurship. Adele has a background of practice ownership, production animal, equine and companion animal practice, and non-practice roles, including as an On Plant Veterinary Officer. Adele seeks to use her skills in professional skills curriculum development, career intent and entrepreneurship research, to help students develop both innovative and enterprising mindsets to enhance success in their chosen career. Additionally Adele has begun research into levels of entrepreneurial self-efficacy in women in agriculture in Papua New Guinea.
Since April 2010, Adele's position is Lecturer Veterinary Skills - Practice Management in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (SAVS). Adele’s teaching and research interests include career sector intent, entrepreneurial intent and development of entrepreneurial capabilities in university students and farmers in developing countries.
Prior to becoming an academic, Adele Feakes (Melbourne 1983) was a principal for 24 years of a successful five veterinarian rural mixed practice. Adele’s caseload in rural practice focused on production animals, horses and alpaca, especially reproduction. Her entrepreneurial bend was expressed in aligning the capabilities of the practice to client needs including development of the largest sheep faecal egg counting laboratory in South Australia, reproductive services for horses, cattle, sheep, alpaca and goats and a dairy discussion group. The practice hosted many students from Australian and overseas veterinary schools, and employed many graduates.
Adele has also worked in emergency practice, as a contract On Plant Veterinary Officer for the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) and currently works on a regular sessional basis in urban practice.
Adele has served as a director on the Board of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and President of one of the special interest groups of the AVA, Veterinarians in Education Research and Academia (VERA) (2014 - 2016).
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Adelaide (2012).
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (2005)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Honours (1st class), The University of Melbourne (1983)
Business and entrepreneurship skills.
Veterinary programme (years 2, 3, 4 and 6; SAVS) - Professional Skills II, Professional Skills III, DVM Professional Skills, Intensive Production Medicine, Transition to the Profession - business fiscal & performance indicators, opportunity assessment, written communication, client communication, team skills, professional conduct, medical record keeping, legislation. Course Coordinator (non-technical curricula) DVM Professional Skills.
Entrepreneurship and innovation programme (year 3 undergraduate and masters students; ECIC) - Project in entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurship research project - 3520 TECHCOMM 3008 and 5029.
Gender and other influences on entrepreneurial intent in health sciences students (PhD topic).
Career sector intent of veterinary students.
Attitudes to professional capabilities and non-technical skills of veterinary students.
Entrepreneurial self-efficacy and capability building in small scale farmers in the monogastric sector of Papua New Guinea.
OLT (Cat 1) 2013 ($50,000) Innovation and Curriculum Development Seed Grant 2013 "Reshaping veterinary business curricula to improve graduates's business skills: a shared resource for educators" (Adele Feakes CI, Noel Lindsay, Edward Palmer, Dana Thomsen) https://www.adelaide.edu.au/vetsci/vibe/
OLT (Cat 1) 2015 ($21,024 of $329,000) Innovation and Curriculum Development full grant - "Vet Set Go", lead institution Murdoch University, Assoc Prof Martin Cake - CI, participating institutions University of Adelaide, Sydney University, University of Queensland, Nottingham University.
ACIAR (Cat 1) 2015 ($13,485 of $1,066,060) “Enhancing the role of small scale feed milling in the development of the monogastric industries in Papua New Guinea”: Business Planning (ASEM/2010/053) (Wendy Lindsay,Adele Feakes, Phil Glatz - CI, David Byrne)
Crawford Fund (Cat 1) 2015 ($11,050 supplement to ACIAR project) “Enhancing the role of small scale feed milling in the development of the monogastric industries in Papua New Guinea": Business Planning" (ASEM/2010/053) (Wendy Lindsay - PL, Adele Feakes, Phil Glatz - CI, David Byrne)
Crawford Fund (Cat 1) 2015 ($1,800) “Training needs in Business Planning for PNG Women in Agriculture" (SA-703-2015) (Adele Feakes CI, Wendy Lindsay, Norah Omut)
School of Animal and Veterinary Science 2014 ($1,000) Research Travel Grant
School of Animal and Veterinary Science 2013 ($2,000) Research Networking Grant
School of Animal and Veterinary Science 2013 ($2,000) Research Equipment Grant
UoA 2012 ($2,800) Equity and Diversity Grant "Improving skills of ESL students in the Veterinary Sciences programme" (Adele Feakes CI, Dana Thomsen, Christopher Riley)
UoA 2010 ($12,000) Implementation Grant - Learning & Teaching Enhancements "Enhancement of professional skills for animal and veterinary science students" (Michelle McArthur, Adele Feakes, Cynthia Bottema, Audrey Stratton, Di Barton, Gail Anderson)
Ong, D., De Moura Santos, M., Thomsen, D., & Feakes, A. (2017). Australian owners’ attitudes and experiences of having a dog neutered. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 47(4), 102-108.
Judson, GJ & Feakes, A (1999). Vitamin D doses for alpacas (Lama pacos), Australian Veterinary Journal, 77(5), 310-315.
McArthur M and Feakes A (2015). 'Veterinary Leadership and Communication Skills.' Chapter 8. Bovine Medicine, Wiley Blackwell, 3rd edn, Editor Peter D Cockcroft.
Feakes A and Whatling D (2014). 'Cascade Veterinary Practice – Changing Times.' Chapter 14. Veterinary Business and Enterprise: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Cases Elselvier, Editor Colette Henry.
Feakes A and Whatling D (2014). 'Northington Veterinary Clinic – A New Lease of Life?' Chapter 15 Veterinary Business and Enterprise: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Cases Elselvier, Editor Colette Henry.
Web publication and Project Report:
Re-Shaping Veterinary Business Curricula to Improve Graduates’ Business Skills: A Shared Resource for Educators
Author/s: Adele M Feakes, Dana A Thomsen, Noel Lindsay, Edward Palmer
Lead Institution: The University of Adelaide
Published: 2014 Final Report Download Document (431.28 KB)
Conference presentations with published proceedings:
Feakes, A. (2017). Entrepreneurial types – who are we graduating into the veterinary profession? In Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference. Saint Leonard: Australian Veterinary Association.
Feakes, A. Hyams, J., Cake, M., Barber, S., Webster, B., Palmer, E., Thomsen, D., & Petrovski, K (2016). Importance of professional capabilities to veterinary medicine students. In Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference (pp. 264-267). Saint Leonard: Australian Veterinary Association.
Feakes, A. Hyams, J., Cake, M., Barber, S., Webster B., & Palmer, E. (2016). Expected work conditions – you want me to do what? In Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference (pp. 267-278). Saint Leonard: Australian Veterinary Association.
Feakes, A, Hyams, J, Barber, S, Cake, M, Webster, B, Palmer E, and Petrovski, K (2015)Effects of gender, age, university and stage within programme on Australian veterinary student career sector intent: implications for policy makers and educators. Panpacific Veterinary Conference, Brisbane.
Feakes, A. Cake, M, Barber, S, Hyams, J, Petrovski, K, and Lindsay, N. (2014) Veterinary students interested in large animal practice or intensive animal production are interested in starting or acquiring a business. World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns.
Feakes, A .M. (1996) Monitoring Alpaca Reproductive Performance Post Graduate Compendium Camelids Proc 257:105-118
Feakes, A.M. (1996) Alpaca Condition Scoring: A Management Tool Post Graduate Compendium Camelids Proc 257:123
Feakes, A.M. (1996) Management Practices to Enhance Reproductive performance in Alpacas Post Graduate Compendium Camelids Proc 257:119 - 122
Feakes, A, McArthur, M, Hazel, S, Rutley, D (2011) 'Gender and other impacts on veterinary student attitudes to nontechnical skills, knowledge and attributes needed for their professional future', ERGA Educational Research Group of Adelaide, DE Palmer (ed.)
Feakes, A. Cake, M, Barber, S, Hyams, J, Petrovski, K, and Palmer, E (2014) Veterinary student career sector intentions – a cross-sectional analysis of 2012 students in four Australian veterinary programs; Australian Veterinary Association National Conference, Perth.
Feakes, A, Thomsen, D, Lindsay, N, Palmer, E (2014), Re-Shaping Veterinary Business Curricula to Improve Graduates’ Business Skills: A Shared Resource for Educators; Australian Veterinary Association National Conference, Perth.
Feakes, A, Thomsen, D, Lindsay, N, Palmer, E (2013) Re-Shaping Veterinary Business Curricula to Improve Graduates’ Business Skills: A Shared Resource for Educators; Festival of Learning and Teaching, The University of Adelaide November 2013
Continuing Education Presentations:
Feakes, A. (2015) Marketing, promotion and farmer education. Dairy Cattle Practice: Developing a progressive practice. The University of Adelaide, 17 -18th October 2015.
Feakes, A. (2015) Developing a progressive farm practice. Dairy Cattle Practice: Developing a progressive practice. The University of Adelaide, 17 -18th October 2015.
Australian Veterinary Association (member of AVA Board of Directors 2011 - 2012)
Veterinarians in Education, Research and Academia (Secretary 2012, President 2014 - )
Australian Veterinary Practice Management Association
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