Women in Economics


Women in Economics

This year we will be building on the Women in Economics sessions that have been a popular feature of recent AARES conferences, by showcasing the growing body of research on gender and agriculture and the environment across the globe.

Our goal is for the AARES 2022 conference to continue to support the Women in Economics Network and foster the growing community of gender and agriculture researchers in Australasia and internationally. As well as a gender paper stream, there will also be a Women in Economics networking event. 

Gender Paper Stream

Sixteen contributed papers in which gender is a core element of the analysis will be presented.  These papers present diverse analyses of how gender impacts agricultural, resource and environmental management. The paper sessions will enable deeper connections between our AARES colleagues working on questions around gender.

Networking Event

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm AEDT, Thursday 10 February 2022
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

This will be a lunchtime session to which all conference delegates are invited to attend. Four impressive speakers will contribute to a panel discussion about important aspects of professional practice for women, followed by open discussion. We look forward to delegates of all genders participating in this event and to helping to build and embed inclusion in our professional practice.

Speaker: Tilly Brauer, Impact Ag Partners, Australia

Tilly Brauer is the lead Financial Analyst with Impact Ag Partners, a specialist agricultural asset management firm based in Armidale NSW. She leads financial and production analysis, assisting with partner strategy, financial modelling, budgeting and management reporting across a variety of jurisdictions and commodities.
Prior to this, Tilly worked for the largest Australian beef producer for over 15 years, starting as a jillaroo and then successfully delivering roles as a Livestock Administer, Financial Analyst, Livestock Logistics Manager and Project Manager, after having completed a Bachelor of Agribusiness (Rural Science) at the University of New England.

Speaker: Cresilda Caning, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines

Cresilda Caning is an Associate Professor in the College of Economics and Management at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines, where she specialises in agribusiness management. She is involved in research and extension activities and her research interests focus on innovation management particularly of rural businesses, gender, sustainability, social capital, value chains, and entrepreneurship. 
Cresilda is currently the project leader of a research programme on Innovation and Resiliency of the Food Processing Industry in the Bicol Region, and of a community development activity on promoting livelihood resiliency among small farmers and fisherfolk. She also teaches at the undergraduate level, handling units in agribusiness management, entrepreneurship, marketing management and strategic management.

Speaker: Heather Burrow, University of New England, Australia

Heather Burrow is a Professorial Research Fellow in the University of New England Business School undertaking livestock research for development primarily in Africa and Asia. Prior to this, she was a successful senior executive with a national and international profile gained over a 30+ year career managing and leading innovative and globally-relevant beef research programs that demonstrably value-added to the industries in which she undertook her research. 
Heather is probably best recognised for her successful leadership of the Beef CRC. Since then, she has developed and led major ACIAR-funded projects in South Africa and Indonesia, and been the Chair or Committee Member of several international Advisory Boards and Steering Committees for major collaborative research programs in the USA, Canada, UK and Africa.

Speaker: Sujana Adapa, University of New England, Australia

Sujana Adapa is the current Interim Head of the University of New England Business School and an Associate Professor in Management (Strategy and Marketing). She principally teaches Marketing, although her research expertise covers both Marketing and Management. Sujana’s research interests include information and technology adoption, sustainable small business practices, regional entrepreneurship, and gender studies covering leadership and entrepreneurship. Her research on women’s career progression to senior roles in regional Australia has attracted national and international media attention. Sujana has received many awards for her teaching excellence, including a national level Teaching Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning, and the Australia and New Zealand Management Educator of the Year Award. Her teaching practice has also been internationally recognised with the award of a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK).