About Roy Murray-Prior

Roy Murray-Prior is Principal Consultant with Agribusiness Research, Development and Extension Services, which he established in 2013 and is based in Yungaburra, Far North Queensland.

Roy is a highly experienced international and national researcher who can use and facilitate collaboration to integrate soft systems, quantitative modeling and experimental research methodologies to investigate problems ranging at the agribusiness and farming systems scale for a broad range of industries. Can also design, help implement and evaluate development and extension programs to communicate the key messages from research and build the human and social capital to enhance economic, social and environmental outcomes.

He has recently been involved in research, development and extension projects in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mozambique, Nigeria, Nepal, Philippines, PNG and Far North Queensland. He remains an University Associate of the Curtin Business School and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Management with the University of the Philippines Mindanao. He is also Editor of the Rural Extension and Innovation Systems journal published by the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN) and is the APEN representative to the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services.

At Curtin University, Roy was an Associate Professor in Farm Management and Agricultural Extension in the School of Management based at the Muresk Campus in rural WA. He was involved in research and development projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor Lesté, Papua New Guinea and South Africa, as well as WA and Qld. His research interests were in the application of pluralistic soft and hard systems approaches to research and development of agribusiness systems, farming systems, management decision making, adoption and rural development. Before going to WA, he worked in NSW, USA, and the South Pacific (lecturing in agricultural extension, initially as an Australian Volunteer Abroad) and Tasmania (as an extension officer).

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