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Project Manager - Bees for Sustainable Livelihoods, Southern Cross University

My research passion is developing impactful international agricultural research programs for achieving effective and sustainable outcomes for marginalised communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. My PhD investigated the apicultural sector in developing countries and the factors influencing the success of beekeeping for development programs. My research aims to improve capacity-building within partner countries and Australia, while examining the transferability of these findings to other agricultural development programs, forest products and services.

Experience

  • 2015–2020
    Project Manager , Southern Cross University - Bees for Sustainable Livelihoods

Education

  • 2020 
    Southern Cross University, PhD
  • 2016 
    Southern Cross University, B. Science with Honours
  • 2015 
    Southern Cross University, B. Environmental Science

Publications

  • 2020
    Stingless beekeeping (Tetragonula, Austroplebeia) and Aboriginal beliefs and practices about native bees – Perceptions of Stingless beekeepers’ in East coast of Queensland (Australia). , Journal of Apicultural Research
  • 2020
    Different strategies to manage Varroa jacobsoni and Tropilaelaps mercedesae in Papua New Guinea, Experimental and Applied Acarology
  • 2020
    History of Beekeeping in Papua New Guinea, Bee World
  • 2019
    Considerations and Factors Influencing the Success of Beekeeping Programs in Developing Countries, Bee World
  • 2019
    An Overview of Rural Development and Small-Scale Beekeeping in Fiji, Bee World
  • 2019
    Beekeeping With the Asian Honey Bee (Apis cerana javana Fabr) in the Indonesian Islands of Java, Bali, Nusa Penida, and Sumbawa, Bee World
  • 2019
    The role of honey hunting in supporting livelihoods in Sumbawa, Indonesia, Geographical Research

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Increasing the productivity and profitability of smallholder beekeeping enterprises in PNG and Fiji
    Role:
    Project Manager
    Funding Source:
    The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • 2019
    Novel approaches for increasing participation in the honeybee industries of the Pacific
    Role:
    Project Manager
    Funding Source:
    The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • 2015
    Using Apis mellifera and Apis cerana in Landless and Subsistence Communities in Timor-Leste and Indonesia.
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research