Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Sosheel was awarded his PhD at Charles Sturt in 2016. Before commencing doctoral studies, he worked for 11 years in the development sectors in the UK and Pakistan of which four years were with ACIAR.
Sosheel’s research, from a value chain perspective, spans from “farm to fork”. At the farm end, Sosheel’s research is focused on farm profitability, addressing business and financial risk in agriculture through the application of modern tools such as @RISK to model a range of farming systems. At the fork end, Sosheel studies consumer behaviour using Conjoint Analysis and Max Diff methods to understand consumer preferences. Sosheel has documented these results in ten refereed journal publications, as catalogued in CSU Research Outputs (CRO).
Sosheel’s broad research interests have attracted three students pursuing PhD studies, including an experienced Australian Agriculture extension officer and two international students from China and Malawi. He is the Principal supervisor for one student and co-supervising the two other students.
His research expertise has been recognised at the national level through collaboration within and outside CSU, having secured three competitive grants totalling AUD 1.3 million, including one as Chief Investigator with the SOIL CRC. At the international level, he is collaborating with research teams from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), UK’s Harper Adams University and COMSATS University in Pakistan. As a member of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, he contributes new research papers at the annual conferences.