There is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland, Australia.
The position will undertake primary research on the socio-political, cultural and environmental implications of the expansion of high-value horticulture for the contested regional politics of (a) land and development, (b) labour and livelihoods, and (c) natural resources and environmental governance. The project will analyse how incorporation within agricultural global production networks interacts with diverse drivers of multifunctional landscape change in the north-eastern coastal strip region of Australia (from Coffs Harbour to Cairns), and critically consider how pre-existing regional economic, social and environmental factors influence the form of, and tensions around, the development of high-value horticulture. This will contribute to improving pathways to a more sustainable and equitable future for rural regions within Australia, and elsewhere in the world.
The role will work closely with researchers located at The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney and James Cook University, as part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant.
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