Dr Scott Waldron

Senior Lecturer

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

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 in western Queensland, 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. He has worked in a wide range of agricultural systems and mostly on ruminant livestock. 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 partner agencies and students.

He coordintes an undergradaute course AGRC3050 "Agricultural Development in Asia" and a postgraduate course AGCR7520 "International Agricultural Development". The courses: examine global issues of food, population and poverty; provide detailed first-hand accounts of agricultural development at national, local and farm levels; and apply mainstream methods in agricultural development including budget, value chain and livelhoods analyses.

Scott has published nine scholarly books, more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and numerous reports. He speaks fluent Chinese

Research Interests

  • Ruminant livestock economics
    Beef, wool, mutton, cashmere and dairy – in pastoral, cropping and forage systems
  • Agricultural research methodologies
    Farm management, value chain analysis, policy analysis, participatory and action research
  • Economic development
    China especially Western China; Southeast Asia especially Indonesia and East Timor; the Pacific especially Vanuatu
  • International agricultural development
    Macro developments in demographics, food supply and human development. Micro developments in farm intensification, commercialisation and technological change.

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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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

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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