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Fay Rola-Rubzen

Dr, BSAgEcon (Hons-cum laude) UPLB; MEc PhD (UNE)

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

20012020

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Biography

Dr Fay Rola-Rubzen is an agricultural economist/ development economist with extensive experience in farming systems research; analysis of farmer behaviour under risk and uncertainty; gender, poverty and food security; agribusiness and supply chain analysis; and poverty and social analysis.  She joined the Agricultural and Resource Economics group, School of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2018. Prior to joining UWA, she was the Deputy Dean of Research and Development at Curtin Business School, Curtin University.

Fay has led and managed several research and development projects with multi-disciplinary teams both in Australia and internationally (Asia and Africa) and has been consultant to various organisations including the UN-FAO, UN-ESCAP, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).  

Currently, Fay is the Project leader of a multi-country ACIAR-funded project on Understanding Farm-Household Management Decision making for Increased Productivity in the Eastern Gangetic Plains. She is also a co-investigator (socio-economist and gender specialist) in the Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems Intensification Project in South Asia, where she leads the gender mainstreaming work and the analysis of farmer behaviour and technology adoption.

Previous positions

2012-2018: Deputy Dean of Research and Development and Director of Higher Degree by Research, Curtin Business School, Curtin University

2011: Higher Degree by Research Academic Coordinator, Research and Development, Curtin Business School, Curtin University

2008-2018: Associate Professor, School of Management (2009-2010), School of Agriculture and Environment (2008-2009), Curtin University

2005-2009: Core-Project Leader - Desert Businesses, Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (Seconded to the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (DKCRC) to manage and lead one of the six core-projects of DKCRC)

2002-2007: Senior Lecturer, Muresk Institute, Curtin University of Technology

1998-2001: Lecturer, Muresk Institute of Agriculture, Curtin University of Technology 

 

Research

  • Agricultural economics/ resource economics
  • Sustainable agricultural development
  • Poverty and food security
  • Development economics and rural development
  • Behavioural economics
  • Farmer behaviour and technology adoption
  • Farming systems research
  • Agribusiness supply chain/ value chain analysis
  • Gender and participatory development
  • Economic modelling (bio-economic modelling) and economic analysis of programs or interventions (including benefit-cost analysis; cost efficiency analysis)
  • Monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, socio-economic-cum-environmental impact assessment

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Research Output

Exploring the sustainable food security approach in relation to agricultural and multi-sectoral interventions: A review of cross-disciplinary perspectives

Farrukh, M. U., Bashir, M. K. & Rola-Rubzen, F., Jan 2020, In : Geoforum. 108, p. 23-27 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Breaking the poverty cycle through linking farmers to markets in Timor Leste: The World Vision income generation project

    de Correia, V. P. & Rola-Rubzen, M. F., 2016, Human Development and Capacity Building: Asia Pacific Trends, Challenges and Prospects for the Future. Rola-Rubzen, M. F. & Burgess, J. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 185-199 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

    Capacity building in the Asia Pacific: An introduction

    Rola-Rubzen, M. F. & Burgess, J., 23 Feb 2016, Human Development and Capacity Building: Asia Pacific Trends, Challenges and Prospects for the Future. Taylor & Francis, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperForeword/postscript

    Concluding thoughts

    Rola-Rubzen, M. F., Burgess, J. & Liu, Y., 2016, Human Development and Capacity Building: Asia Pacific Trends, Challenges and Prospects for the Future. Rola-Rubzen, M. F. & Burgess, J. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 249-253 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

    Projects