ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Professor Kevin Parton

Professor Kevin Parton

Professor Kevin Parton has over 37 years of teaching, research, research management and research training experience, including universities, Australian and Canadian Government agencies and international research organisations. He has completed research projects in a number of countries including the EU, Australian, Canada, Ethiopia, Kenya, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. He has published over 100 internationally refereed journal articles and received over $1.5 million in competitive grant funding. As Director of the Centre for Health Research and Development, University of New England, he was instrumental in the introduction of the professional doctorate in health services management. Research interests include both agricultural and health economics. Current major research interests are in the economics of climate change policy, and social and health aspects of adaptation to climate change.

Research Interests

  • Climate change policy
  • Valuing seasonal climate forecasts
  • Development economics

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons 2A), Liverpool University 1969-73

Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics, University of Newcastle (U.K.). 1973-74

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of New England 1975-78.Postgraduate Diploma Economic Statistics, University of New England 1981-83


Membership of Advisory Boards and Editorial Panels

Prof Kevin Parton is a member of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society


Book Chapters

Tierney, R., & Parton, K. (2014) Social and Economic Change in Rural Communities: The Lachlan Region of New South Wales Between the 1920s and 1940s in Ragusa, A.T (2014) (Ed.) Rural Lifestyles, Community Well-Being and Social Change: Lessons from Country Australia for Global Citizens, Bentham Science.

Journal Articles

Sherley, C., Morrison, M., Duncan, R. and Parton, K.A. (2014), Using segmentation and prototyping in engaging politically-salient climate change household segments, Journal of Non-Profit and Public SectorManagement 26 (3), 258-280.

Crean, J.C., Parton, K. and Mullen, J.D.  ( 2013) Representing climatic uncertainty in agricultural models – an application of state-contingent theory, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 57(3):359-378

Parton, K.A. (2012), Economic, social and environmental sustainability of the Murray-Darling Basin, International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context 1 (1), 1-15.

Williams, S., Nitschke, M., Weinstein, P., Pisaniello, D., Parton, K.A. and Bi, P. (2012), The impact of summer temperatures and heatwaves on mortality and morbidity in Perth, Australia 1994-2008, Environment International, 40(1), 33-38.

Tierney, R. and Parton, K.A. (2012), Understanding social and economic change in rural communities from events in the Lachlan region of New South Wales between the 1920s and 1940s, chapter 4 in Ragusa, A. (ed.) Rural lifestyles, community well-being and social change: Lessons from country Australia for global citizens (forthcoming).


Communicating the economic impacts of climate change,CSIRO. Morrison, M, Parton, K., Duncan, R. and Sherley, C. (2012-2013).

Understanding Drought in the Lachlan Region ILWS funding. Tierney, R., & Parton, K. (2010 -2013)

The Impact of Climate Change on Rice Supply Chains in Thailand CSU Internal Funding. Parton, K., Thongrattana, P., (U Wollongong), Jie, F., (RMIT), (2010-2013)

Economic, social and environmental trade-offs in the Murray-Darling Basin. CSU Internal Funding Parton, K. ( 2011-2012))

Communicating the economic impacts of climate change, CSIRO, The Climate Institute, ILWS, Morrison,M., Parton, K ., Hatfield Dodds, S., (DCC), Hatton MacDonald, D.(CSIRO) (2010- 2012)

Extreme weather and population health in Australia: risk assessment, prediction of health impacts and disease burden, and adaptive strategy exploration. ARC Discovery. Parton, K.A., Bi, P., Ryan, P., Weinstein, P., Pisaniello D.L., Moss, J.R.,Braunack-Mayer, A.J. (2009 - 2012)