Keely Harris-Adams is a teaching-focused member of staff in agricultural economics and management. She is also the Admissions Tutor for the agricultural degrees and Course Director for the BSc International Agricultural Science and the BSc/MSci International Environmental Science.
Keely has an interest in agricultural and environmental economics and policy. She has a Masters in Environmental and Resource Economics from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. This degree focused on applied economics and policy analysis on agricultural issues, including farm efficiency, water, food, energy, economic development, the environment, and governance. Keely also has a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia.
Previously Keely was employed as a Research Economist at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), Australia's national agency for agricultural research, commodity forecasts and farm business surveys. Here she researched and analysed agricultural issues to support evidence-based policy making by the Australian Government. Prior to moving to the United Kingdom, Keely worked in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture on a large and fundamental piece of legislation for the Australian Government - the new biosecurity (quarantine) legislation. Aside from protection of human health, the main objective of this legislation is to protect agricultural businesses from invasive and exotic pests and diseases.
Keely is currently the module convener for the first module Integrated Agri-Food Marketing (D212A3), the second year module Agricultural and Food Marketing (D224A1) and the third year modules… read more
Keely is currently the module convener for the first module Integrated Agri-Food Marketing (D212A3), the second year module Agricultural and Food Marketing (D224A1) and the third year modules Agri-Business Case Studies (D235AA) and Management Consultancy (D236A2). She also teaches on the first year module Agricultural Business in the Global Economy (D211A3) and supervises undergraduate research projects in agriculture.