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Catie is a Senior Learning Skills Officer in the STUDYSmarter team. A cultural anthropologist by training, her research explores the ways in which the cultural values and practices of settler communities influence, and are influenced by, the particularities of their social and natural environments. With a regional focus on southern Africa and Australia, Catie has published on issues ranging from the anthropology of food (and meat in particular), through to tourism, racial and national identities, and issues of health and illness. Her first book, At Home in the Okavango, examines belonging and connections to land among the white citizens of northwest Botswana, while her second book, Illness, Identity and Taboo among Australian Paleo Dieters, explores the industrial food system and contemporary consumption practices via the Paleo diet. Her current interest is in regenerative livestock farming in Victoria and Western Australia. 

External positions

HDR Education Coordinator, University of Notre Dame Australia


McArthur Research Fellow, University of Melbourne



  • anthropology of food
  • settler studies
  • environmental anthropology
  • tourism studies
  • meat
  • hunting
  • farming
  • identity and race
  • belonging
  • dietary practices

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Research Output 2005 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Illness, Identity, and Taboo among Australian Paleo Dieters

Gressier, C., 2018, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 128 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

3 Citations (Scopus)

Going feral: Wild meat consumption and the uncanny in Melbourne, Australia

Gressier, C., 1 Apr 2016, In : The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 27, 1, p. 49-65 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

An Elephant in the Room: Okavango Safari Hunting as Ecotourism?

Gressier, C. H., 2012, In : Ethnos. Online, p. 1-22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 2020 2022

  • 1 Not started

Press / Media

Majority of people who follow Paleo diet suffer illness, research finds

Catie Gressier


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The Real Face of the Australian Paleo Community

Catie Gressier


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Feral meat a step towards a more sustainable diet, researcher says

Catie Gressier


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