Researcher biography

Zannie Langford is a social scientist and economist with an interest in land, food and rural livelihoods in Indonesia, Northern Australia, and the Pacific. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in rural development at the University of Queensland, researching changing dynamics of rural agriculture in Indonesia with the Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research. Her PhD research explored the role of private finance in agricultural development in remote Northern Australia, exploring how farmers, Indigenous organisations, government and private-sector intermediaries negotiate financial investments for agricultural development. She has previously worked on both applied and academic projects exploring land, livelihoods and rural development in Vanuatu and Indonesia, as well as in chemical engineering.