Professor Geoffrey Cockfield Distinguished Chair
|University of Southern Queensland
|Kansas State University
|Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture & Life Sciences, Sponsored by Kansas State University
Geoff is Professor in Government and Economics, and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, at the University of Southern Queensland. He worked in agriculture and rural journalism before starting an academic career. His research interests include agricultural and natural resources management policies, with specific work on climate change and agriculture, farm forestry and structural change in agriculture and rural communities.
During his Fulbright Distinguished Chair tenure, Geoff will compare agricultural policies in the U.S. and Australia. He will identify what policy instruments are being, or could be used where there are national budget constraints, trade and environmental rules and rapid technological innovation. The outcomes of the study will include analyses of policy options for the U.S. and Australia that will be promoted for consideration in policy communities in both countries.