(Please note:  Dr Halog is unable to accept applications from new Master of Philosophy and PhD students until late 2017)

This This project has a number of objectives.  They are;

  • To support the transformation of Australian Food Systems from linear production system to circular economy, the objectives of this project are:
  • To develop a database and apply life cycle and systems-based methods to analyse Australian food-production and consumption patterns;
  • To evaluate impacts on biodiversity, land use, water use, phosphorous consumption on selected food sub-sectors;
  • To propose circular economy models for the industrial transformation of Australian Food System in pursuit of sustainable consumption and production.

This project can be implemented using any of the life cycle, holistic and system thinking based approaches (particularly, materials flow analysis (MFA), substance flow analysis (SFA), environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), system dynamics, agent based modelling (ABM), multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and data envelopment analysis (DEA). Preferably, applicants have training or exposure in any of the above methods as well as its appropriate software packages. 

Contact: Dr Anthony Halog