David Cook

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


David C. Cook is Principal Economist - Sustainability & Biosecurity at the Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Adjunct Associate Professor at the UWA School of Agriculture & Environment.  His research interests include bioeconomic modelling, estimating market and non-market impacts of invasive species on agri-environmental systems, and structured decision-making.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Principal Economist, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Western Australia)

Adjunct Associate Professor, Murdoch University

Industry keywords

  • Agriculture and Food

Research expertise keywords

  • Invasive species
  • Bioeconomic modelling
  • Risk modelling and analysis


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  • CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement

    Cook, David (Recipient), Anderson, Denis (Recipient), De Barro, Paul (Recipient), Cunningham, Saul (Recipient), Colloff, Matt (Recipient), Fitz Gibbon, Frances (Recipient), Spier, Fiona (Recipient), Medveczky, Kerrie (Recipient), Thomas, Matt (Recipient) & Blanche, Ros (Recipient), 19 Nov 2007

    Prize: Award