David Hadley

Orientation Interview – Dr David Hadley

Ben and Kim were joined in the studio by Dr David Hadley to discuss his area of teaching and his professional research interests.

Dr Hadley is an applied economist with research and teaching interests in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics and issues. He graduated from the University of Reading in 1993 with a Bachelor (Honours) of Agricultural Economics and then completed his doctoral dissertation at the same university in 1997. We asked him all about his teaching, his history, and his areas of interest.

Dr Hadley is the Unit Coordinator of, among other things, ECON121 – Food Security and Environmental Scarcity. This fundamental and 100-level unit looks at how we as a species and society can respond to changing climates and environmental factors while ensuring that food supplies do not run short. Students wishing to learn more about this unit can do so here.

This interview is part of a series of Orientation Interviews, designed to make first-year students feel more at ease and reassured about what they can expect at UNE. Starting out at University can be highly overwhelming and we want to make sure that we do everything we can to ensure that students feel as comfortable as possible.

Dr Hadley reassured us and all students that should any student have any concerns, questions, or worries about studying this unit; they can contact him via phone on 02 6773 4593, or by email at dhadley@une.edu.au. His complete history and staff profile can be found here.