BA (Hons), PhD
Vaughan's research focuses broadly on the governance and sustainability of Australian agriculture. Informed by post-realist analytical approaches – such as governmentality, actor network theory and assemblage thinking - his work is aimed at understanding how agricultural policy and programmes are implemented on the ground, and the ways in which landholders respond to, negotiate or resist attempts to change their practices. Vaughan's research has examined implementation and adoption issues across a range of regional and industry settings including the beef, grains and dairy sectors.
Governance and sustainability related to the agriculture and food sectors; agri-environmental regulation; biosecurity; neoliberal governance; sociology of science and technology.
Overdependence on Agrichemicals ($75,000 – CSU). Collaborative project with Central West Farming Systems. Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Recent articles and book chapters (since 2010)
Conference Proceedings (since 2010)