Nikki Dumbrell

Nikki Dumbrell

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

I am interested in environmental and natural resource economics and I really enjoy undertaking research in interdisciplinary teams. Broadly, I seek to engage in research projects that can improve our understanding of: (1) the economic, social and environmental consequences of different natural resource use decisions; (2) how these consequences are understood and experienced by different stakeholders; and (3) the effectiveness of different policies or (dis)incentives to encourage alternative resource use decisions.

I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO in Canberra and am an Adjunct Fellow with the Centre for Global Food and Resources, School of Economics and Public Policy, The University of Adelaide.

My PhD (2018-2021, at The University of Adelaide) was concerned with links between the social licence to operate, economics and decision-making with particular focus applied to the agricultural and energy industries.

I have also worked on projects designed to improve the profitability and sustainability of vegetable industries in Southeast Asia (2017-2018, at The University of Adelaide).

I also have experience working on projects related to carbon farming adoption and the trade-offs between greenhouse gas mitigation and other objectives for Australian grain growers (2013-2016, at The University of Western Australia) and identifying and describing the evidence base for agricultural management practices that sequester carbon on farms, and their co-benefits (2021-2022, at The University of Adelaide).

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