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Dr Amie Sexton

Dr Amie Sexton

Research Fellow

Amie completed a PhD on the anthropology of wine production in France and Australia at The University of Melbourne in 2017. Her undergraduate studies were in music and French, and she has worked in education, marketing, events and as a freelance musician and artist, mostly in regional Victoria. Amie has a particular interest in the creative process, wine, stories, the arts, community and education.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology), The University of Melbourne, 2017 “Crafting the image and telling the story: a cross-cultural analysis of winery identity in France and Australia.” Available at:
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours (French), The University of Melbourne, 2006 “The French influence on the Australian wine industry.”
  • Grad.Dip.Education, The University of Melbourne, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts (French) and Bachelor of Music, The University of Melbourne, 1999
Professional Experience
  • 2017 - Researcher, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne
  • 2015 - Independent Wine Education Consultant
  • 1995 - Independent Musician, Storyteller, Event Creator, Sound Artist
Teaching Experience
  • Wines of the World; A Taste of Europe (The University of Melbourne, 2009-17) Lecturer and tutor in Australian and international wine history, culture, markets and consumption; and the history and development of European gastronomy.
  • LOTE Methodology (ACU Ballarat, 2008-9) Graduate Language Teacher Education: lecturer, tutor; online subject design, development and management
  • Book sections

    Sexton, A. (2008) “The French in the Australian Wine Industry” in Matheson, S and A. Patience (eds.), Finding France in Australia. Melbourne, Australia: Matheson Publishing, pp. 50-51.

  • Journal papers

    Sexton, A. (2009). The French in the Australian Wine Industry 1788 - 2009. International Journal of Wine Business Research, Volume 23, Number 3, 2011, pp. 198-209(12).

  • Conferences

    Sexton, A. (2016) The emphasis on people and place in the identity and marketing of two premium Australian wineries. Paper presented at the 9th Academy of Wine Business Research Conference Adelaide. Available at:

    Sexton, A. (2016) Crafting winery identity: heritage and storytelling. Paper presented at the Worlds In A Wine Glass Conference, King’s College, London.

    Sexton, A. (2016) Gastronomique: Escoffier and the development of modern restaurant dining. Performance paper presented at the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, Melbourne.

    Sexton, A. (2013). Storytelling and wine experience as a marketing strategy: the case of Château Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of the AWBR, Brock University, Saint Catharine's, Canada. Available at:

  • Thesis

    Sexton, A. (2017) Crafting the image and telling the story: a cross-cultural analysis of winery identity in France and Australia. PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne. Available at:

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