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Adjunct, Senior Research Fellow (Human Geography), University of South Australia

As a Human Geographer or social scientist...

Taught under- and post-graduate students in environmental management, GIS & social aspects of NRM
Publications in constructivist teaching and learning pedagogy.
Report into compliance by irrigators in three groundwater cachments in SA for DEWNR.
Research into long term implications of migration (population growth) on Australia’ physical natural and built environments for DIAC. Was lead author and project manager on behalf of the National Institute for Labour Studies.
Social impacts of drought and low flows in Murray Darling Basin. Two reports consisting of qualitative interviews, media and advocacy for the people of the Lower Murray and Lower Lakes in SA.
Research into Landcare and Local (rural) Organisations in rural development in NSW, Victoria and SA including consultancies for state agencies and catchment management organisations.
Media and community engagement: local, state, national and New Zealand.
Project manager of: multi-disciplinary consultancies, research teams, commercialisation, marketing and R&D programs

Commercialisation of R&D:
RMIT University IP transfer: Business case assessment, planning and project management in the collection, distribution and use of remote sensing images by farmers.

TAFE teaching and curriculum development:
Rural business management and environmental management,
FarmBis courses in GIS, GPS, remote sensing

Agribusiness and Consultancy background:
International seed trade - production, contract management, logistics, plant breeding and selection;
Commercial revegetation – degraded agricultural land, pastoral condition, mining rehabilitation;
Agrochemicals sales and marketing in conservation farming, agribusiness consultancy


  • 2013–present
    Adjunct, Senior Research Fellow, Barbara Hardy Institute, UniSA


  • 2006 
    Charles Sturt University, PhD
  • 1988 
    Curtin University, Graduate Diploma, Business
  • 1978 
    Flinders University, B Sc (Biology)