I am a research-focused academic at CQUniversity Australia. My research during the last decade has focused predominantly on rural and regional economics, value chain analysis, property and health economics, economic impact assessment and regional development. Along with other researchers, significant levels of funding support (over 5.0 million dollar) have been received through the Category-1 and industry grants over the last 12 years for research projects for which I was/is a chief investigator and/or project leader or an associate investigator.
I have integrated economic models with supply chain, health services and regional planning models. Recently, I am developing and testing collaborative business models that could boaster rural economic dynamics and international trade.
Over my academic career, I have been involved with about 60 research and consultancy projects, and published over 110 refereed papers and project reports. My works on rural and regional economic analysis, impacts assessment, supply and value chain analysis and collaborative business model development are widely appreciated.
I am a rural and regional economists with a strong interest in economic theories, supply chain collaboration theories, decision theory and and economic impact assessment. After completing my PhD degree from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2005, I commenced my career as a senior consultant with two planning firms in Brisbane along with a fractional appointment as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at UQ. In 2008, I started my full time academic career in Australia as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with CQUniversity, where I successfully completed more than 50 research projects. Currently, I am working with the School of Business and Law, where the focus of my teaching revolves around applied economics and business research methods.
Teaching, research and consultancy in the field of Applied Economics and Planning
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Business and Management - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Applied Economics - Experimental Economics
Applied Economics - Health Economics
Applied Economics - Urban and Regional Economics