Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Associate Professor Gavin Ramsay

Associate Professor Gavin Ramsay

BVSc (Syd) PhD (UQ)

Dr Ramsay, a graduate of the University of Sydney and University of Queensland, has wide ranging experience in the development and application of transdisciplinary approaches. He has worked as a senior policy officer in international organisations, including the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and FAO as well as government departments in Queensland, Western Australia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Before joining Charles Sturt University, Dr Ramsay was Head of the Agriculture and Rural Development Group and Associate Head of the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Western Sydney and was leader and team member of systems based projects in Pacific island countries, the Philippines, Indonesia and India. He has played a major role in curriculum development in South Africa and India and has expertise in knowledge systems for decision making at farmer and policy levels and the relationship between production and food security.

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  • Curriculum design specialist for the ACIAR funded project, Water Harvesting and Better Cropping Systems for the Benefit of Small Farmers in Watersheds of the East India Plateau: Strengthening Rural Livelihoods in the Endemically Poor Regions of India
  • Team member for the MLA funded project, Financial Impact of Ovine Johnes Disease on the Processing Sector

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  • Knowledge systems and learning for rural development
  • Systems approaches
  • The relationship between policy and practice
  • Curriculum development for experiential learning

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Ramsay G (2011). Take the experts away – I'm hungry. Agri-Food 2011, Sustainabilities, Justice and Agriculture in the Asia- Pacific Region5-8 December 2011, Australian National University, Canberra.

Douglas K, Ramsay G and Bellotti W (2011). The future of food security in Australia: the relationship between access to food and food security in Western Sydney Agri-Food 2011, Sustainabilities, Justice and Agriculture in the Asia- Pacific Region5-8 December 2011, Australian National University, Canberra.

Ramsay G
and Morgan B (2009). Barriers to market entry: Poor livestock producers and public policy. A report prepared for the Pro Poor Livestock Policy Initiative, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations  (http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/pplpi/docarc/abst46.html).

Hassan S,  Parvez, Q, Huda AKS and Ramsay GC (2007). Role of Women in Farm Decision-Making using Data from Selected Locations in Bangladesh. Yearbook of the World Association for Sustainable Development.

Tisdell C, Harrison S and Ramsay G (2003). The economic impacts of endemic diseases and disease control programs, in Tisdell, C (2003) Economics and Ecology in Agriculture and Marine Production, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

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