Prof. Wendy Umberger

Prof. Wendy Umberger
Director Global Food Studies
President AARES (
Professor, Agricultural and Food Economics
Faculty of the Professions
The University of Adelaide, Australia

Wendy is an Australian and US national. She has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.

She is Foundation Director of the Global Food Studies Centre at the University of Adelaide, Australia, which focuses on economic issues affecting global food and agricultural value chains. She is a Professor of Agricultural Economics and Food Policy at the University of Adelaide and the President-Elect of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES). Prior to joining the University of Adelaide in 2006, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University.

Wendy has over a 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and other publications on issues related to food and nutrition policy, food security, the economics of food value chains, resource and environmental economics and the role of agriculture in growth and development. She has served on several national industry and government boards is frequently invited to speak as an expert on various international conferences and media outlets.

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