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Teresa Davis

Teresa Davis

BCom MBA Madr. PhD W'gong.
Associate Professor

Rm 539
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 8781
Fax +61 2 9351 6732


Teresa's main research interests lie in two areas. The first is in children as consumers, of particular interest is the relationship between advertising and marketing of food. The second area is culture and consumption where her interests lies in examining 'cultures of transition' such as consumption of/in childhood and migrant groups. Related areas of research include the socio-historical analyses of culture and consumption.

Teresa has published articles in Sociology ,Consumption Markets and Culture and others. She has presented papers at many international conferences and invited seminars. Her teaching interests lie in consumer behaviour, and marketing communications.

Teresa is the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust (UK) grant for 2011-2012, the International Research Network Grant is titled Discursive Families: Comparison of Magazine advertising in two countries. She is also a member of the University of Sydney Research Ethics Committee.

Teresa is Co-Convenor of the Australian Food, Culture and Society Network and a Partner Investigator of Leverhulme International Research Network Grant Project: Discursive Families.

Newsroom articles

  • There's an (branded) app for that! Branded mobile apps and food marketing 01 May 2013

    University of Oxford - Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

    Associate Professor Teresa Davis describes an encounter she has on a train with a parent who placates her small child with an iPhone game. It draws her into thinking about mobile apps and games, which are today almost unregulated forms of social marketing.

  • Junk food advertising to kids 25 Nov 2013


    Big food and drink companies are under fire from health advocates and parents for bombarding children with junk food advertising and sophisticated marketing techniques.

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Research Expertise

  • Branding and advertising
  • Children as consumers
  • Consumer learning
  • Consumption symbolism
  • Culture and consumption

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