• The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 901 Citations
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1993 …2019
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Personal profile


As an undergraduate I double-majored in agronomy and agricultural economics. The career options seemed greater in economics, so I switched towards economics, doing more pure economics units, a Masters and then a PhD. I'm enjoying economics! There are always interesting issues, interesting people and new things to learn.

Roles and responsibilities

Economics leader in Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre

Linked to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, WA government

Future research

Changes in international grain supply chains; changing demand for Australian grain; innovations and policies affecting the Australia's mixed farming systems and grain sector.

Funding overview

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, "Implications of Climate Change for the Dryland Cereal Farm System". with D.A. Morrison, $51,500, 1992-1995.

Grains Research and Development Corporation, " The nature, use, cost and improvement of varietal testing information." with Prof R.K. Lindner, $ 85,900, 1995-1997.

Land & Water Resources Research & Development Corporation, "Innovative workshops for farm management of climatic variability", $52,000, 1998-2000.

Australian Research Council, SPIRT Grant, "Food safety policy and risk management: a case study of
genetically modified organisms." With A/Prof M. Burton, $64,000, 1999-2001.

Australian Research Council, SPIRT Grant, "Effects of strategic and tactical management on farm water use.", $64,000, 1999-2001.

Grains Research and Development Corporation, " The efficiency of western region grain growers", $ 99,300, 1999-2001.

Grains Research and Development Corporation, " Price Risk Management - Innovative training workshops for assessing packages on offer", $78,125, 2000-2002.

Grains Research and Development Corporation, "Economic evaluation of salinity management options in the cropping regions of Australia", $ 274,954, 2001-2002.

Land & Water Australia, “Changing the ownership-management paradigm in broadacre farming”, $130,386, 2007-2009

Rural Business & Development Corporation, “Changing the ownership-management paradigm in broadacre farming”, $15,000, 2007-2009

NCCARF, "Adapative capacity and adaptive strategies of broadacre farms experiencing climate change", $189.5K, 2011-2012

DAFF, Filling the Research Gap, "Novel business structures for adaptation to a changing climate", $249K + $75K (AEGIC), 2013-2015.

Previous positions

Chief Economist, WA Department of Agriculture and Food

President , Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

Co-editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Current projects

Grain catchments, grain supply chain analyses, novel management and ownership structures for expanding farm businesses,End point royalties in Australian agriculture; Farm business responses to seasonal volatility

Industrial relevance

Eighty percent of my time is spent as the Chief Economist in AEGIC (Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre. In this role I interact with a range of stakeholders in the export grains' agribusiness and agricultural policy sectors.

Teaching overview

Support teaching in AGRI4402 in 2013-2018.


Farming systems, bio-economic modelling, agricultural R&D policy, farm business management, grains industry innovation assessment, plant breeding, natural resource management



Education/Academic qualification

Project management, Dip Proj Management, Central Institute of Technology

2 Aug 201113 Jul 2012

External positions

Chief Economist, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre

1 Jan 201230 Jun 2020


  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural policy
  • Bioeconomic modelling
  • Farming systems analysis
  • Risk modelling and analysis
  • Innovation assessment

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Research Output 1993 2019

Environmental impact
environmental impact
Solar system
Climate Change
pollution control
farming systems
climate change

Disruptive change in the international grain trade: Implications for Australia

Kingwell, R., 2019, In : Farm Policy Journal. 16, 1, p. 55-62 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy innovation in Australian irrigated sugarcane – Case studies of energy cost reduction

Powell, J. W., Welsh, J. M., Pannell, D. & Kingwell, R., 2019, 41st Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT 2019). Australia, p. 259-261 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Factors and scenarios affecting a farmer's grain harvest logistics

Kingwell, R., Loxton, R. & Mardaneh, E., 4 Dec 2019, In : Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 1998 2016