Researcher biography

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Queensland Natural Resource Economics program, gaining honours for research conducted with CIMMYT while on exchange in Mexico. She joined RSMG in early 2008, after gaining experience in economic analysis of agricultural policy and research at the Department of Primary Industries.

A major component of her current work is in modelling land and water allocations to irrigated production systems and other users in the Murray Darling Basin. Her research has included investigating the impacts of increased water allocations to the environment. She is also researching methods to improve the representation of catchment inflow and production variability in the state contingent model.

Her other research interests include risk and productivity analysis.