Associate Professor Brian Cook, University of Melbourne

Project Role: Project Lead, Activity 6 Lead

Projects: Uptake of agricultural technologies and best practices amongst farmers in Battambang and Pailin provinces, Cambodia and Next generation agricultural extension: social relations for practice change

About: Associate Professor Brian Cook is an applied social scientist with interest in the geographies of risk, culture, and development. His research explores the topics of water, risk, scientific knowledge, expertise, and sustainable development. His recent research emphasises the role of scientific knowledge in environmental governance, situating the work at the science-society interface. He explores the (often) hidden power embedded in the knowledge that informs governance. He employs mixed methods, primarily qualitative, to engage with knowledge construction, calculation, and transfer in both developing and developed world contexts. His research is situated in multiple contexts (i.e., Australia, Cambodia, Canada, the UK, and Bangladesh) and across multiple scales.

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School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

Tel.: (+61) 3 9035 8370