Alec Zuo

Dr Alec Zuo

Associate Professor

Centre for Global Food and Resources

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Alec Zuo is an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on environmental and agricultural economics, water markets, climate change, mental health, and consumer food related behaviour in general.

Dr Zuo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with First Class Honours from Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and a PhD from the University of South Australia.

As both an individual researcher and as part of expert teams, Dr Zuo has been the recipient of a range of grants to support his research, from organisations including the Federal Department of the Environment, the Department of Agriculture, Australian National Commission, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility (NCCARF), and the National Water Commission.

Dr Zuo has co-authored a book on the role of water markets in climate change adaption, has published over 50 book chapters and refereed journal articles, and has presented his research at conferences throughout Australia and internationally.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2015 Senior Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Senior Research Fellow The University of South Australia
    2009 - 2013 Research Fellow The University of South Australia
    2007 - 2009 Research Associate The University of South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 - 2007 University of South Australia Australia PhD
    2000 - 2003 Lingnan University Hong Kong Bachelor in Business Administration (First Honour)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Multifunctional Agriculture in Peri-Urban Areas in China and Australia: From the Smallholders' Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Bingjie Song
    2019 Co-Supervisor Understanding Chinese Consumer Patterns in Terms of New Trade Channels of Australian Fresh Produce Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wenzhu Tang
    2018 Co-Supervisor Case Studies in the Social Licence to Operate in Australian Agriculture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nikki Dumbrell
    2018 Principal Supervisor Irrigation Agricultural Platform Outcomes in South Eastern Africa Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fentahun Addis Abebe
    2017 Co-Supervisor Organic farming in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Maksuda Mannaf
    2017 Co-Supervisor Economic Evaluation in Resource Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr John Kandulu
    2017 Principal Supervisor An Economic Effectiveness of Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries in the Light of Trade Liberalisation: the Case of Kazakhstan Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Alfinura Sharafeyeva
    2016 Co-Supervisor Impact of Institutional Change on Water Markets Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Constantin Seidl
    2015 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Climate Change on Farmer's Mental Health MOB Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sahar Daghagh Yazd
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Food System Transformation in Fiji: Exploring the Determinants of Diet Quality and Health Outcomes in Rural and Urban Households Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Anna Vicki Finizio
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor How Can the Global Food Security Challenges be Addressed in a Multilateral Trading System? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Lakmini Priyanga Peiris Mendis
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Examining the Importance of Spatial Influences on Irrigators' Water Trading Behaviour in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Juliane Haensch
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Treasurer Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society SA Branch Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83139133
  • Email: alec.zuo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 6
  • Room: 6 20
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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