Dr Scott Waldron

Senior Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
scott.waldron@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52103

Overview

Scott grew up on a cattle property, has degrees in international business and Asian studies, a PhD in agricultural economics, and speaks fluent Chinese. At UQ, Scott has conducted 20 collaborative projects on ruminant livestock in developing Asian countries, including China, Indonesia, Timor Leste and Vanuatu. As a livestock economist, Scott’s role in projects is to investigate ways to improve farm incomes, value chain functioning and rural development outcomes. The research approach is highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, fieldwork-intensive and applied. He also co-leads a research program on cattle and beef markets and trade in China, Southeast Asia and Australia. Scott has published nine scholarly books, more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and numerous industry reports.

Research Interests

  • Ruminant livestock economics
    Beef, wool, mutton, cashmere and dairy – in pastoral, cropping and forage systems
  • Agricultural systems
    Farming systems; agribusiness, agricultural marketing and value chains; policy and institutions; agricultural and rural development
  • Developing Asian economies
    China, especially Western China, Indonesia and East Timor
  • Farm budgeting
    Farm modeling; farm management; training; participatory budgeting with farmers

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Griffith University
  • Bachelor of International Business Relations, Griffith University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Brown, Colin G., Waldron, Scott A. and Longworth, John W. (2014). A diachronic analysis of the beef industry. In Louis Augustin-Jean and Björn Alpermann (Ed.), The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization (pp. 127-151) Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137277954.0013

  • Waldron, S. A. and Brown, C. G. (2014). Chinese and South-East Asian cattle production. In David Cottle and Lewis Kahn (Ed.), Beef cattle production and trade (pp. 121-142) Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Brown, Colin G., Waldron, Scott A. and Longworth, John W. (2014). Drivers and dynamics of the Chinese wool market. In Louis Augustin-Jean and Björn Alpermann (Ed.), The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization (pp. 210-235) Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137277954.0017

  • Waldron, Scott A., Brown, Colin G. and Komarek, Adam M. (2014). Growth, globalization and upgrading of the Chinese cashmere industry. In Louis Augustin-Jean and Björn Alpermann (Ed.), The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization (pp. 257-278) Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137277954.0019

  • Waldron, Scott, Brown, Colin and Longworth, John (2011). The role of the state in modernizing China's fine wool marketing sector. In Bjorn Alpermann (Ed.), Politics and markets in rural China (pp. 137-152) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Longworth, J. W., Brown, C. G. and Waldron, S. A. (2010). Chinese Sheep and Wool Industries. In D. J. Cottle (Ed.), The International Sheep and Wool Handbook (pp. 113-152) Nottingham, UK: Nottingham University Press.

  • Brown, C. G., Waldron, S. and Longworth, J. (2000). Rangeland Degradaion, Beef Industry Development and Regional Development in the Pastoral Regions of China. In Yuman, Lui (Ed.), Economic aspects of the beef and cattle industry in China (pp. 35-56) Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press.

  • Waldron, S. (2000). The Types of Agricultural Industralisation Development and its Organisational Models in China. In Liu and Yuman (Ed.), Economic Aspects of the Beef and Cattle Industry in China (pp. 181-207) Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Scott Waldron is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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