Australasian Animal Studies Association

Soar, Professor Jeffrey

Jeffrey Soar

Chair in Human-Centred Technology

University of Southern Queensland

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Research interests / activities

I have a career background in farming/agriculture, laboratory science, ICT and education with qualifications in agriculture, ICT, social science, education and business. Most of my career was spent in ICT in healthcare and public safety with a later move into academia.

My current vegan/animal-welfare-related research projects include:

- AI for microalgae crop management – identification of species

- vegan perceptions with data from Google Trends and HappyCow

- selfishness and meat eating

My non-vegan research includes:

- AI for grid management to increase the contribution of renewables

- AI for medical diagnosis

- AI voice sentiment detection in mental health

- Other research reflected in my papers in Google Scholar and Scopus:


I seek collaborators in vegan research including grant applications and HDR supervision to reduce animal exploitation and cruelty.


200+ publications, over 50 research grants inc 7 ARC, 35 HDR completions, over 50 invited key-notes