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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.davis@sydney.edu.au

Bio

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

  • Fat Chance 13 Oct 2014

    ABC Four Corners

    ABC Four Corners interviewed Associate Professor Teresa Davis from the Business School about marketing of fast foods to young people.

  • Branded apps not so sweet for kids: new study shows children bombarded with logos and products 11 Aug 2014

    Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph reported a University study reveals branded apps are influencing young people at unprecedented levels and quotes co-author, Associate Professor Teresa Davis from the Business School.

  • Are "branded apps" taking advantage of our children? 24 Jul 2014

    Radio National Life Matters

    Associate Professor Teresa Davis was interviewd on ABC Radio National's Life Matters program on branded apps and their influence on children.

  • 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

    Choice

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

See all Newsroom items for Teresa Davis

Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Francis J and Davis T 2014 Forthcoming 'Sustainability and the Consumer-Citizen’s Consumption Consciousness' in Sustainability In Marketing Sage Series: Ethics, governance, fraud and social responsibility in marketing, ed. Khosro Jahdi

Marshall D, Hogg M, Davis T, Schneider T and Petersen A 2014 'Images of Motherhood: Food Advertising in Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1950-2010' in Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption: The Making of Mothers in Contemporary Western Cultures, ed. Stephanie O'Donohoe, Margaret Hogg, Pauline Maclaran, Lydia Martens, Lorna Stevens, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 116-28

4
Journal Article/s

Davis T and Francis J 2014 Forthcoming 'The Role of the Master narrative of Environmentalism in the National(istic) Narrative identities of Children', Marketing Theory

Francis J and Davis T 2014 'Exploring Children’s Socialization to Three Dimensions of Sustainability', Young Consumers, vol.15:2, pp. 125-37

Marshall D, Davis T, Hogg MK, Schneider T and Petersen A 2014 Forthcoming 'From overt provider to invisible presence: discursive shifts in advertising portrayals of the father in Good Housekeeping, 1950-2010', Journal of Marketing Management

Francis J and Davis T 2014 Forthcoming 'Adolescents Sustainability Concerns and Reasons for not Consuming Sustainability', International Journal of Consumer Studies

5
Conference Paper/s

Davis T and Cappellini B 2014 Forthcoming 'Special session proposal "Women, Emotion work and Producing 'Family': The Role of Food and Fun.."', Association for Consumer Research North American Conference, Baltimore, United States, 26th October 2014

Hogg M, Davis T, Marshall D, Petersen A and Schneider T 2014 Forthcoming 'Making meal times fun: representation of mothers and family meals over time in Magazine Advertising', Association for Consumer Research North American Conference, Baltimore, United States, 26th October 2014

Paramanathan G and Davis T 2014 'Weekend Border Crossings: The Discursive and (Trans) Formative consumption of Gender and Culture Negotiators', 39th Annual Macromarketing Conference, University of London, United Kingdom, 5th July 2014

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Davis T 2012 'Mothers know best: The discursive construction of motherhood in magazine food advertising', Socio-Politics of Food Workshop, Centre for Regulatory Studies,Health, Wellbeing and Social Change Research Cluster, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Australia, 28th May 2012

Davis T 2012 'Knowing Mothers: Motherhood performed in Magazine advertising', Leverhulme International Network Dissemination Event: Discursive Families, Business School, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 7th February 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Todd Weaver S, Moschis GP and Davis T 2011 'Antecedents of materialism and compulsive buying: A life course study in Australia', Australasian Marketing Journal, vol.19:4, pp. 247-56

5
Conference Paper/s

Davis T 2011 'A Boys Own View Of Gameworld Realworld: Keeping the Boundaries intact', Asia-Pacific Conference of the Association for Consumer Research 2011, Beijing, China, 18th June 2011

2010

2
Book Section/s

Davis T and Schneider T 2010 'From Lamb’s Fry to Cereal: How Kelloggs Changed Australian Breakfast' in Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective, ed. G.Bamossy, S.Askegaard and M.Hogg, Pearsons Education, Harlow, United Kingdom, pp. 376-381

Davis T 2010 'Methodological and Design Issues in Research with Children' in Understanding Children as Consumers, ed. David Marshall, Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 61-78

4
Journal Article/s

Schneider T and Davis T 2010 'Advertising food in Australia: Between antinomies and gastro-anomy', Consumption, Markets & Culture, vol.13:1, pp. 31-41

Davis T and Patmore G 2010 'Mirrored histories: Consumption and work in the Asia Pacific', Consumption, Markets & Culture, vol.13:1, pp. 1-5

Davis T 2010 'Thirdspaces or Heterotopias? Recreating and Negotiating Migrant Identity Using Online Spaces', Sociology, vol.44:4, pp. 661-67

Sutton-Brady C, Davis T and Jung M 2010 'Perceived Cultural Spaces and Cultural In-betweens: Consumption among Korean Australians', Journal of Consumer Behaviour, vol.9:5, pp. 349-363

Schneider T and Davis T 2010 'Fostering a hunger for health: Food and the self in ‘The Australian Women’s Weekly’', Health Sociology Review, vol.19:3, pp. 285-303

5
Conference Paper/s

Davis T 2010 'Cultural in-betweeness and Migrant Identity: Recreating culture in online thirdspaces or heterotopias', Association for Consumer Research Annual North American Conference ACR 2010 - "Think BIG. Big Ideas. Big Findings", Jacksonville, United States, 10th October 2010

Davis T 2010 'Special Topic Session (Chair: Teresa Davis) "The Family that eats together…: Food Discourses that shape the Consuming family" with paper 'Children, Food, Health and Marketplace Discourses in 50 years of Magazine advertising in Australia and the UK' by Davis T, Schneider T & Hogg M.', European Conference of the Association for Consumer Research 2010, University of London, Egham, United Kingdom, 3rd July 2010

Davis T and Paramanathan G 2010 'Weekend Border Crossings: The Discursive (Trans) Formations of Gender and Culture', 10th Conference on Gender, Marketing and Consumer Behaviour 2010, University of Cumbria, Ambleside, United Kingdom, 29th June 2010

Cutcher L and Davis T 2010 'Indigenous Mothers in Australia: The Cycle of Reproduction and Production of White Nationhood', Gender Work and Organization Conference: 6th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, 23rd June 2010

2009

5
Conference Paper/s

Cutcher L and Davis T 2009 'Discursive formation of the indigenous female Australian subject: Bad mothers, cheapworkers and (white) postwar prosperity', 2nd New Zealand Discourse Conference 2009 - "Tilts and Shifts – Applying a Discourse Analysis Lens", AUT University, New Zealand, 20th November 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Davis T 2009 'A Boy's Own View of GameWorld - Realworld Boundaries: Is Containment the Answer?', Proceedings of the Consumer Culture & the Ethical Treatment of Children: Theory, Research & Fair Practice Conference, Michigan State University, United States, 13th November 2009

2007

1
Book/s

Quester P, Pettigrew S, Davis T and Grimmer M 2007 'Consumer Behaviour: Implications for Strategy', McGraw Hill, Australia

2
Book Section/s

Davis T and Schneider T 2007 'Making Sense of Health Foods: A Historical Analysis of Food Advertising in the Australian Women's Weekly in the Three Post-war Decades' in Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Food Studies, ed. M Koc, R MacRae and K Bronson, McGraw Hill, Toronto, Canada, pp. 47-57

3
Edited Book/s

Craig Lees M, Davis T and Gregory G 2007 'Borderless Consumption:Asia Pacific Advances in Consumer Research'

4
Journal Article/s

Davis T 2007 'Brand meaning and children: A thematic categorization task', Journal of Brand Management, vol.14:3, pp. 255-266

5
Conference Paper/s

Davis T and Schneider T 2007 'Gastro-anomie and the Diet Making Nexus: The Social Construction of Health Foods in The Australian Women’s Weekly over half a Century', European Conference of the Association for Consumer Research, Milan, Italy, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Schneider T and Davis T 2007 'Defining the Healthy Food Consumer. Nutrition Discourse in Australia in the 20th Century', Canadian Association for Food Studies, Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Davis T and White L 2007 'Children and Snack Foods:Is there a relationship between television viewing habits and nutritional knowledge and product choice?', Association for Consumer Research -Asia Pacific Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7- ACR 2006 Conference-Borderless Consumption, Sydney, Australia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Schneider T and Davis T 2007 'Health Discourses in Australian Magazine Advertising over the last 50 years', 8th Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 6th September 2007

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Sutton-Brady C, Davis T and Jung M 2007 'Migration and the Changing Face of Consumption in the Asia-Pacific: The Korean Migrant Experience in Australia', Academy of Marketing 2007- Market Theory into Practice, Kingston Business School, United Kingdom, 6th July 2007

2006

2
Book Section/s

Davis T 2006 'Current trends and emerging issues in consumer research' in Consumer Behaviour, McGraw Hill Education, Sydney, Australia

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Jung M, Sutton-Brady C and Davis T 2006 'Exploring generational and cultural change in the consumption patterns of Korean migrant families', Borderless Consumption: Advances in Consumer Research (ACR) Asia Pacific Conference, Sydney, Australia, 17th June 2006

White L and Davis T 2006 'Children and snack foods: Is there a relationship between television viewing habits and nutritional knowledge and product choice?', Borderless Consumption: Advances in Consumer Research (ACR) Asia Pacific Conference, Sydney, Australia, 17th June 2006

Davis T and Schneider T 2006 'Making sense of functional foods: An historical analysis', "Consumer Australia": An Historical Perspective, Melbourne, Australia, 4th February 2006

2005

5
Conference Paper/s

Kravets O and Davis T 2005 'Soviet Brands in Post-Soviet Russia: The People’s Brands as a Nation’s Inalienable Wealth', Ninth International Conference on Marketing and Development: Marketing Contributions to Prosperity and Peace (abstract published:Journal of Macromarketing 2005 25: 262), 1st January 2005-31st December 2005

White L and Davis T 2005 'Children and snack foods: Television advertising, brand awareness, consumption and product choice', Marketing: Building Business, Shaping Society - Incorporating The 5th American Marketing Association/Academy of Marketing Joint Biennial Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 7th July 2005

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Davis T 2005 'Food marketing and childhood obesity: Issues and findings', Broadening the Boundaries - Proceedings of the 8th Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference, Fremantle WA, Australia, 7th December 2005

Davis T and Kravets O 2005 'Bridges to displaced meaning: The reinforcing roles of myth and marketing in Russian vodka labels', Association for Consumer Research Annual Conference, Portland Oregon, United States, 10th October 2005

Davis T and Kravets O 2005 'The sphere of pure consumption: Outsourcing the production of sacred commodities', For Consumers: Steps Towards Transformative Consumer Research - 2005 North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR), San Antonio, United States, 2nd October 2005

Kravets O and Davis T 2005 'Back to the future or forward into the past: Utopia in Soviet and post Soviet advertising', Advertising and Communication - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Research In Advertising (ICORIA), Saarbruecken, Germany, 4th June 2005

2004

2
Book Section/s

Davis T 2004 'The secret life of brands - Australian children and their brands: Implications for advertisers' in Content and Media Factors in Advertising, ed. Peter Neijens, Constanze Hess, Bas van den Putte and Edith Smit, Het Sphinhuis Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 115-126

4
Journal Article/s

Davis T and Yip J 2004 'Reconciling Christianity and modernity: Australian youth and religion', Advances in Consumer Research, vol.31, pp. 113-117

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Davis T 2004 'Creolized and modernized: Religious consumption in the South Indian church', Association for Consumer Research Annual Conference - Special Session: Religion and Consumption: Sacred profane?, Portland Oregon, United States, 10th October 2004

Davis T 2004 'The secret life of brands: Australian children and their brands', 2nd International Conference on Research in Advertising (ICORIA), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 8th June 2004

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Davis T 2003 'Creating diderot unities - quest for possible selves?', Journal of Consumer Marketing, vol.20:1, pp. 44-54

5
Conference Paper/s

Davis T 2003 'Creolization or prodigalization? The many avatars of an indo-singaporean food consumptionscape', 33rd Annual Conference of Association for Consumer Research, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 1st January 2003-31st December 2003

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Davis T 2003 'High involvement and making the grade: The relationship between involvement levels and grade achievement', Vice-Chancellor's Showcase: Graduates for the world, Sydney, Australia, 6th November 2003

Davis T 2003 'What a brand means to the child consumer: A thematic categorization task approach to choosing brand extensions', 30th International Research Seminar in Marketing: Marketing Communications and Consumer Behaviour, France, 13th June 2003

2002

4
Journal Article/s

Davis T 2002 'The creation of new diderot unities: A quest for possible selves?', Advances in Consumer Research, vol.29, pp. 241-242

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Davis T 2002 'Materialism and social-linkage effects in mother's day statements of children: Age and gender differences', 2002 Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference, Melbourne VIC, Australia, 4th December 2002

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Davis T 2002 'Creating new diderot unities: A quest for possible selves?'

Research Expertise

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

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