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Dr Paul Belesky

Dr Paul Belesky
Name Paul Belesky
Position Adjunct Research Fellow
Section Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Research)
Qualifications BBus QUT , MIS Qld , PhD Qld
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Paul Belesky is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems at the University of Southern Queensland and an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Centre for Policy Futures at The University of Queensland. Prior to these roles, he was an affiliated Global Research Fellow in the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Previously, Paul worked for six years as a sessional Lecturer and Tutor at the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. He holds a PhD and a Masters degree from the University of Queensland. He has presented his research at Peking University, the Australian National University, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oslo and the University of Warwick. Prior to his research career, he has ten years of experience working in management roles for global food companies such as Nestlé, Fonterra and Simplot.

International trade, agri-food policy, sustainable development, agribusiness, global value chains, food and water security, sustainable and resilient agri-food systems in an era of environmental change, China’s political economy and agricultural policy, bioenergy and biofutures.

- Associate Member, Agri-Food Policy and Climate Change Research Programs, Stretton Institute, The University of Adelaide
- Member, The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI), University of Leeds
- Member, The Institute for Sustainable Food, University of Sheffield
- Member, United Nations ESCAP, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Community of Practice

- Member, The Ag Institute, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST)
- Member, Agribusiness Australia
- Member, Bioenergy Australia
- Member, World Bioenergy Association

  • Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (ILSE)
  • Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CSAS)