Researcher biography

Dr Jill Fernandes is a public policy scientist in the Centre for Animal Science at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation. She joined the University of Queensland in 2017 after concluding her Fulbright Scholarship research in Germany and her doctoral research at the University of Miami on public health policies for mosquito-borne disease control. Trained as a microbiologist and political scientist, Jill undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with a particular interest in public health and agriculture. Her major interests are research adoption, evidence-based policy, market-based incentives, industry self-regulation, industry-government-academia collaboration, and stakeholder consultation.

Her recent research has focused on animal welfare policy, the impacts of the industry practices and corporate social responsibility initiatives on livestock welfare, and the links between international trade and animal welfare regulation.