Adjunct Research Fellow, James Cook University

Jim Turnour, B Ag Sci, B Ec is an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Cairns Institute, James Cook University where he is also undertaking a PhD as part of the Northern Futures Collaborative Research Network led by Charles Darwin University.

He is a former Labor MP representing Leichhardt in the Australian Parliament from 2007 to 2010. The electorate one of the biggest in the country, takes in Cairns, Cape York and the Torres Strait. Prior to that he was self employed and worked for many years for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries in North Queensland.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, James Cook University
  • 2011–2013
    Senior Manager, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University
  • 2012–2013
    Researcher, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Economics
  • 1987 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Agriculture Science

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Accounting for Agriculture in Place-based frameworks for regional development
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation