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Social scientist, CSIRO

Dr Darbas is a social scientist working in the sustainability science domain. She works within interdisciplinary research team using participatory methodologies. Her research focus is institutional change to improve both natural resource management in Australia and International Agricultural Research for Development effort in Asia.


  • 2004–present
    Social Scientist, CSIRO


  • 2002 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 1992 
    UNSW, BA Honours first class


  • 2014
    Carter, L. and Darbas, T., Enhancing the Nutrition Sensitivity of Agricultural Development Interventions in the Eastern Gangetic Plains,
  • 2014
    Banerjee, O., Darbas, T., Brown, P.R. and Roth, C.H., Historical Divergence in Public Management of Foodgrain Systems in India and Bangladesh: opportunities to enhance food security, Global Food Security
  • 2012
    Measham, T., Darbas, T., Williams, R. and Taylor, B., Rethinking Rural Futures: qualitative scenarios for reflexive regional development,, Rural Society
  • 2011
    Darbas, T., Williams, R. and Graham, S., Green-changing: a research-based collaboration with a tree-changed rural community, Rural Society, Rural Society
  • 2011
    Darbas, T. and Lawrence, D., The influence of agronomic advice upon soil water thresholds used for planting decisions in Southern Queensland’s grains region, Agricultural Systems
  • 2008
    Darbas, T., Reeve, I., Farquharson, B., Graham, S. and Goddard, R., Co-regulation and Cotton: Governance of Natural Resource Management in the Australian Cotton Industry, Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy
  • 2008
    Darbas, T., Reflexive Governance of Urban Catchments: A Case of Deliberative Truncation, Environment and Planning A
  • 2008
    McAllister, R., Cheers, B., Darbas, T., Davies, J., Richards, C., Robinson, C. , Ashley, M., Fernando, D. and Maru, Y., Social Networks in Arid Australia: a review of concepts and evidence, The Rangeland Journal
  • 2004
    Gleeson, B. J., Darbas, T. and Lawson, S., Governance, Sustainability and Recent Australian Metropolitan Strategies: a socio-theoretic analysis, Urban Policy and Research