PhD Student Profile

Linda Wirf

Charles Sturt University

This qualitative research explored gender in agriculture by asking the question ‘How can women’s knowledges contribute to agricultural practice change in Australia?’ The literature indicates that although women have unique knowledges and perspectives, they are under-represented in agriculture outreach. The aim of this research was to provide a deeper understanding of the ways that women and men farmers view agriculture. It explored the potential for including women’s knowledges and perspectives in agriculture in Australia to facilitate practice change that will support agriculture sustainability in a context of changing weather, soil degradation and increasing complexity.

PhD title: “Beyond adoption: gendered knowledges in agricultural practice change in Australia.”

PhD timeframe: November 2020 – November 2023

Supervisors: Professor Catherine Allan (Charles Sturt University), Dr. Hanabeth Luke (Southern Cross University), Dr Sarina Kilham (Charles Sturt University).

More information

Read Linda’s PhD research findings fact sheet (April 2024)

Read Linda profile piece (December 2023)

Visit Linda’s ResearchGate profile