Professor Sarah Wheeler

Professor Sarah Wheeler
 Position Professor
 Org Unit Centre for Global Food and Resources
 Telephone +61 8 8313 9130
 Location Floor/Room 6 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Sarah is the Associate Director of Research with the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide and is the current President elect for the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) for 2020. She graduated with her PhD in 2007, was an ARC Future Fellow (2014-2018), and has over 115 peer-reviewed outputs in the research areas of irrigated farming, climate change, Murray-Darling Basin (see here for a recent overview of water policy issues in the Basin), organic farming, water markets, water scarcity, mental health, crime and gambling.

    She is an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and has been past Associate Editor of Water Resources and Economics and guest editor for a special issue of Agricultural Water Management, and is on a number of editorial boards for water journals.

    Sarah was born on an irrigated dairy farm in NSW, and grew up on a dryland mixed farm at the top of the Great Dividing Range in the New England region. She has worked as an economist both nationally and internationally, in places such as Rural Solutions South Australia, ESCAP United Nations (Bangkok), Environment Agency (UK) and the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies. 


  • Qualifications

    PhD Economics - University of South Australia (2007)

    Bachelor Economics (Hons) - University of Adelaide (1996)

  • Research Interests

    Environmental and Agricultural Economics
    Organic Agriculture
    Water Trading
    Gambling and Crime

  • Research Funding

    Please see my researcher profile for all my latest grant funding.

  • Publications

    Please see my researcher profile for all my latest publications.

  • Professional Associations

    AARES (Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society)

    Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network (FE2W)

    International Water Resource Economists Consortium

    Centre for Water Economics and Policy, ANU

    International Association of Agricultural Economists

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Entry last updated: Sunday, 25 Aug 2019

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