Researcher biography

Scott grew up on a cattle property, has degrees in international business and Asian studies and a PhD in agricultural economics. At UQ, he has conducted 25 agricultural development projects in China, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, primarily in the ruminant livestock sector. His role in the projects is to improve farm incomes, value chain functioning, policy settings and rural development outcomes. He also provides leadership and aims to build capacity in agencies, partners and students. The research approach is highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, fieldwork-intensive and applied. Scott has published nine scholarly books, more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and numerous reports. He also speaks fluent Chinese.

Featured projects Duration
Strengthening incentives for improved grassland management in China and Mongolia
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research