Dr Scott Waldron is a Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at the University of Queensland. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research.
Scott grew up on a mixed farming property in western Queensland. He has an honours degree in Asian Studies, a PhD in agricultural economics and graduated from the Nanjing-Hopkins Centre.
He has two main lines of research: on international agricultural development and international agricultural trade. He has conducted 25 agricultural development projects in China, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In China Scott has: collaborated with 20 research and government organisations; conducted fieldwork at country level and below for at least 30 months; and provided technical assistance in trade negotiations on beef and wool. He has written eight books on China, two of which have been translated into Chinese, and speaks fluent Chinese.