BA (Melb) DipEd (Melb) PhD (CSU)
Allan Curtis is an Adjunct Research Professor at CSU. Until December 2017 he was a Strategic Research Professor at CSU. From 2002-2004 he led the Social Sciences Program in the Bureau of Rural Sciences, part of the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Allan's research examines regional natural resource governance and the social dimensions of sustainable agriculture. He has specific expertise in the role of local organisations, understanding rural landholder adoption of sustainable practices and program evaluation. His expertise spans both qualitative and quantitative social research approaches.
Allan's current research is examine the social acceptability of environmental water, the outcomes of landholder engagement in soil health groups, constraints to the use and trading of groundwater, what it means to be a "flexible and adaptive" cropper, the role of farmer identity in multi-functional landscapes and the social acceptability of measures to manage total grazing pressure in the rangelands. Those projects are funded by Meat and Livestock Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and the Australian Government’s Regional Delivery Program.
Allan has authored/co-authored in excess of 250 academic publications. His publications include 4 refereed books, 112 refereed journal articles, 27 refereed book chapters, 123 technical research reports and 133 major conference presentations. Allan has supervised 23 PhD students to completion in the past 25 years.
Until November 2017, Allan was a Program Leader in the High Performance Soils (HPS) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funded by the Australian Government from 2017 to 2027. He is a Principal Investigator in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) based at Flinders University and includes partners at ANU.
View Allan Curtis research profile here.