Professorial Staff

Professor Kevin Parton

BCom (Liverpool), MSc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), PhD (UNE), GradDipEconStat (UNE), ITC (Moore Theological College)

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Room 2.10 Building 1013

Professor Kevin Parton has teaching, research, research management and research training experience in a range of organisations, including universities, Australian and Canadian Government agencies and international research organisations.

He has completed research projects in a number of countries including the EU, Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, Kenya, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. In 1992 he won the Sir John Crawford Award for extension of research methods in agricultural research institutes in Papua New Guinea. Professor Parton has published over 100 internationally-refereed journal articles and received over $1.5 million in competitive grant funding.

Professor Parton has research interests in both agricultural and health economics. As Director of the Centre for Health Research and Development, he was instrumental in the introduction of the professional doctorate in health services management at the University of New England. After more than 20 years at the University of New England, he moved as Head of School to the University of Guelph in Canada. In 2001 he was appointed Foundation Dean of Sydney University's Faculty of Rural Management. He held this post until 2005 when the faculty was transferred to Charles Sturt University. He is now a Professor in the Institute for Land, Water and Society.

Research Focus

  • Economics of climate change policy
  • The Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts
  • The Effect of Climate Change on Disease

Current Research Students

PhD
  • Mark Frost. Is the Australian dollar a commodity currency? A study of the relationship between world commodity prices and the value of the Australian dollar.
  • Carl Sudholz. Methods of evaluating agricultural decision support systems.
  • Samir Thapa. Efficiency and equity issues in the distribution of Clean Development Mechanism funds in Nepal.

Grants and Awards

  • 2015: ACIAR, Action ready climate knowledge to improve disaster risk management for small holder farmers in the Philippines.
  • 2013: DAFF, Can advances in mid-term weather forecasts reduce emissions from N fertiliser? (with eight other colleagues).
  • 2008-11: ACIAR, John Allwright Fellowship, $84,000, Seasonal climate forecasts and rice policy in the Philippines.
  • 2008-12: ARC Linkage, Heatwaves, population health, and emergency management in Australia - a qualitative study.
  • 2008-11: ARC Discovery, Extreme weather and population health in Australia: risk assessment, prediction of health impacts and disease burden, and adaptive strategy exploration.
  • 2004-08: ACIAR, $160,000, Valuing seasonal climate forecasts in the Philippines.
  • 2004-06: Land and Water Australia, $84,000, Valuing long-range weather forecasts for landholders in Australia.
  • 1999-2002: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, $CDN8,000, Evaluation environmental farm planning in the Grand River Catchment.
  • 1999-2001: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, $CDN9,000 (with one other colleague), Assessing greenhouse gas reduction strategies.
  • 1999-2000: Agriculture Canada, $CDN42,000 (with one other colleague), Assessing greenhouse gas reduction strategies.
  • 1997-99: Division of General Practice, $12,000 (with one other colleague), Evaluating cardiac rehabilitation programs.
  • 1997-98: NSW Health, $60,000 (with three other colleagues), Evaluating health promotion activities.
  • 1995: von Humboldt Foundation, $50,000, Dryland salinity in the Liverpool Plains.
  • 1992-93: ACIAR, $140,000 (with one other colleague), Evaluating agricultural research in Papua New Guinea.
  • 1986-88: ACIAR, $250,000 (with one other colleague), Agricultural price policy in Indonesia.
  • 1984-85: Australian Wool Corporation, $60,000, Evaluation of anthelmintic strategies in wool growing.

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for: Crop and Pasture Science, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Environment, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, International Journal of Logistics Management.
  • Associate Editor, the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.

Consultancies

  • Logistics Advisor,-Transport, Brisbane.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Gariyali, C.K. (editor Parton, K.A.) (2007), Wealth for Women from Wasteland, University of Madras
  • Piggott, R.R., Parton, K.A., Treadgold, E. and Hutabarat, B. (1993), Food Price Policy in Indonesia, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Monogragh 22, Canberra, ISBN:1 86320 094 0, pp.ii + 189.
  • Buckwell, A.E., Harvey, D.R., Thomson, K.J and Parton, K.A. (1982), The Costs of the Common Agricultural Policy, Croom Helm, London, ISBN:0 7099 0671 4, pp.xii + 184.
  • Walker, N. and Parton, K.A. (eds) (1979), An Aggregative Programming Approach to Agricultural Sector Analysis, University of New England, Armidale, ISBN 0 85834 265 0,PP.XIII + 280.

Refereed Chapters in Books

  • Tierney, R. and Parton, K.A. (2014), Understanding social and economic change in rural communities from events in the Lachlan region of New South Wales between the 1920s and 1940s, chapter 4 in Ragusa, A. (ed.) Rural lifestyles, community well-being and social change: Lessons from country Australia for global citizens, Bentham (forthcoming).
  • Parton, K.A. (2011), The health effects of climate change, chapter in The Future of the Earth Encyclopedia, Editors: Prof. N. Eldreadge (The American Museum of Natural History, New York) and T. Pievani (University of Milan, Bicocca, Italy), UTET, Torino, Italy, 10 p.
  • Parton, Kevin A, and Stephen Jan (1999),  Approaches to program evaluation and needs assessment, In:  Minichiello, V., Sullivan, G.,  Greenwood, K. and Axford, R. (eds), Handbook for research methods in health science, Addison Wesley Longman, Sydney, pp.231‑246.
  • Omiti, J. M., Parton, K. A. and S. K. Ehui (1998) Farmers' Strategies of Feeding Livestock in Densely Populated Areas in Southern and Eastern Africa: The Case of the Central Highlands of Ethiopia in  Ndlovu, L.R. and Mpofu, I.D.T. (eds.), The Nutrition of Ruminant Animals in Eastern and Southern Africa, University of Zimbabwe Press (Harare) and Centre for Development-oriented Research (CTA), Amsterdam.
  • Parton, K.A. (1998), Dryland farming and catchment care: regional policy in a mathematical programming framework, Chapter 5 in Williams, J., Hook, R.A. and Gascoigne, H. Farming Action: Catchment Reaction, CSIRO Division of Land and Water, Canberra. ISBN: 0 643 06011 1.
  • Omiti, J., Ehui, S., Parton, K.A. and Nokoe, S. (1996), Some effects of institutional reform on mechanisms of land, labor and animal traction use in the Ethiopian Highlands, in Mudimu, G.D. and Mabeza-chimedza, R. (eds.) Agricultural Competiveness, Market Forces, and Policy Choice: Eastern and Southern African Perspectives and Case Studies, Lit Verlag, Munster-Hamburg.pp305-315.
  • Parton, K.A. (1994), Linear programming in prehistory, anthropology and agricultural economics,  1993 Annual Report of the University of New England, Armidale.
  • Piggott, R.R and Parton, K.A. (1993), Indonesia, in Blanford, D., Carter, C.A. and Piggott, R.R. (eds.), North-South Grain Markets and Trade Policies, Westview Press, Colorado.
  • Parton, K.A. (1990), Insurance in the context of production risk on New Zealand farms, in Johnson, R.W.M. (ed.), Management of Risk in New Zealand Farming, MAF Tech., Wellington.
  • Parton, K.A. (1987), Lexicographic wants in LDC agriculture, in Bellamy, M. and Greenshields, B. (eds.) Agriculture and Economic Instability, Gower, Aldershot.
  • Parton, K.A. (1983), An attempt to apply decision analysis to the problems of a national wool agency - the Australian Wool Corporation, in Hanf, C.H. and Schiefer, G. (eds), Planning and Decision in Agribusiness: Principles and Experiences, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 227-40.
  • Hanf, C.H. and Parton, K.A. (1981), Lagged adjustment processes and subsidy payments, in Hanf, C.H. and Schiefer, G. (eds.), Consideration and Modelling of Risk in the Agribusiness Sector, Kieler Wissenschaftsverlag Vauk, Kiel, West Germany, pp. 129-38.
  • Parton, K.A. (1981), Decision analysis in national inventory decisions, in Hanf, C.H. and Schiefer, G. (eds.), Consideration and Modelling of Risk in the Agribusiness Sector, Kieler Wissenschaftsverlag Vauk, Kiel, West Germany, pp. 153-60.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Tierney, R. and Parton, K.A. (2015), "From these youth has gone": Population decline in the Lachlan (1920 to 1947), Local Population Studies (forthcoming).
  • Morrison, M., Duncan, R. and Parton, K.A. (2015), Religion does matter for climate change attitudes and behavior, PLOS ONE (forthcoming).
  • Jie, F., Parton, K.A. and Mustafid, M. (2015), Supply chain performance flexibility in the Australian beef industry, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (forthcoming).
  • Jie, F, Chan, C. and Parton, K.A. (2015), Australian beef supply chain integration: case studies of the two largest Australian supermarkets, International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience 1 (2), 121-138.
  • Crean, J., Parton, K.A. and Mullen, J. (2015), Valuing seasonal climate forecasts in a state contingent manner, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 59 (1), 61-77.
  • Sherley, C., Morrison, M., Duncan, R. and Parton, K.A. (2014), Using segmentation and prototyping in engaging politically-salient climate-change household segments, Journal of Non-Profit and Public Sector Management 26 (3), 258-280.
  • Morrison, M, Duncan, R. and Parton, K.A. (2013), Targeting segments in the Australian community to increase support for climate change policy, Australasian Marketing Journal 21(2013), 212-217.
  • Jie, F, Chan, C. and Parton, K.A. (2013), Australian beef supply chain integration: case studies of the two largest Australian supermarkets, International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (under review).
  • Morrison, M, Duncan, R. and Parton, K.A. (2013), Targeting segments in the Australian community to increase support for climate change policy, Australasian Marketing Journal 21(2013), 212-217.
  • Jie, F, Parton, K.A. and Cox, R.J. (2013), Linking supply chain practices to competitive advantage: an example from Australian agribusiness, British Food Journal 115(7), 1003-1024.
  • Morrison, M., Duncan, R., Sherley, C. and Parton, K.A. (2013) A comparison between attitudes to climate change in Australia and the United States, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 20(2), 87-100.
  • Crean, J. Parton K.A. and Mullen, J. (2013), Representing climatic uncertainty in agricultural models – an application of state-contingent theory, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 57(3), 359-378.
  • Ding, M.J., Jie, F., Parton, K. A. and Matanda, M. J. (2013), Relationships between quality of information sharing and supply chain food quality in the Australian beef processing industry, International Journal of Logistics Management (forthcoming).
  • Parton, K.A. (2013), Economic, social and environmental sustainability of the Murray-Darling Basin,  International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 8, 29-43.
  • Finlayson, C.M., Davis, J.A., Gell, P.A., Kingsford, R.T. and Parton, K.A.(2013), The status of wetlands and the predicted effects of global climate change: the situation in Australia, Aquatic Sciences, 75, 73-93.
  • Jie, F, Parton, K.A. and Cox, R. J. (2012),  An agile supply chain analysis of Australian beef wholesalers and retailers, International Journal of Agile Systems and Management 5(4), 297-318.
  • Parton, K.A. (2012),  Area response in wheat production: The Australian wheat-sheep zone: Comment, Australian Farm Business Management Journal 9(1), 57-58.
  • Liu, H., Parton, K.A., Zhou, Z. and Cox, R.J. (2012),  Away-from home meat consumption in China, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 8(2), 83-97.
  • Williams, S., Nitschke, M., Weinstein, P., Pisaniello, D., Parton, K.A. and Bi, P. (2012), The impact of summer temperatures and heatwaves on mortality and morbidity in Perth, Australia 1994-2008, Environment International, 40(1), 33-38.
  • Parton, K.A., Adlong, W. And Maher, E. (2011), Strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of an Australian university, International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7 (2), 361-374.
  • Thongrattana, P.T., Jie. F. and Parton, K.A. (2011), The impact of uncertain rice supply in Northeast Thailand on inventories and unfilled customer demand, International Journal of Operational and Quantitative Management 17 (3), 259-270.
  • Reyes, C.M., Mina, C.D., Crean, J., de Guzman, R.G. and Parton, K.A. (2010), Incorporating regional rice production models in a simulation model of rice importation: a discrete stochastic programming approach, Philippine Journal of Development 36 (1), 101-132.
  • Crean, J., Parton, K.A., Hayman, P. and Mullen, J.D. (2009), Early indicators of the extent of climate change on Australian farms, Australian Farm Business Management Journal 6(2), 75-82.
  • Liu, H., Parton, K.A., Zhou, Z-Y. and Cox, R.J. (2009), At-home meat consumption in China: an empirical study, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53(4), 485-501.
  • Read, D. and Parton, K.A. (2009), Economic deregulation and trade liberalization in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda: growth and poverty, Journal of Economic Issues 43(3), 567-586.
  • Jie, F. and Parton, K.A. (2009), The need for improved skills in the Australian meat industry, International Review of Business Research Papers 5 (4), 257-269.
  • Parton, K.A. (2009), A simple theory of induced genetic change, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7 (5), 239-239.
  • Bi, P., Cameron, A.S., Ying, Z., Parton, K.A. (2008), Weather and notified Campylobacter infections in temperate and sub-tropical regions of Australia, Journal of Infection Volume 57, Issue 4, Pages 317-323.
  • Bi, P., Parton, K.A., Wang, J., Donald, K. (2008), Temperature and direct effects on population health  in Brisbane, 1986-95, Journal of Environmental Health 70 (8): 48-55.
  • Wang, D, Parton, KA and Deblitz, C (2008), Impact of Potential Dairy-Beef Production on China's Beef Supply, Demand and International Trade, Australasian Agribusiness Review 16.
  • Bi, P. and Parton, K.A. (2008), Effect of climate change on Australian rural and remote regions: What do we know and what do we need to know? Australian Journal of Rural Health 16 (1), 2-4.
  • Hayman, P., Crean, J., Mullen, J. and Parton, K.A. (2007), How do probabilistic seasonal climate forecasts compare with other innovations that Australian farmers are encouraged to adopt?, Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 58, 975-984.
  • Parton, K.A. (2007), Leaders' challenge, Brisbane Courier Mail, p.4 June 1, 2007.
  • Bi, P, Zhang, Y. and Parton, K.A. (2007), Weather variables and Japanese encephalitis in the metropolitan area of Jinan City, China, Journal of Infection 55, 551-556.
  • Khan, L., Parton, K.A. and Doran, H. (2007), Cost of particulate air pollution in Armidale: a clinical event survey, Environmental Health 7(2). 11-21.
  • Gong, W., Parton, K.A., Cox, R.J. and  Zhou, Z. (2007), Transaction costs and cattle farmers' choice of marketing channels in China: A Tobit analysis, Management Research News 30(1), 47-5
  • Lui, H., Parton, K.A. and Cox, R.J. (2006), Chinese consumers' perceptions of beef, Australian Farm Business Management Journal 3(2), 58-67.
  • Gong, W., Parton, K.A., Zhou, Z-Y, and Cox, R.J. (2006), Economic evaluation of beef cattle production systems in China, Australian Farm Business Management Journal 3(2), 33-43.
  • McCown, R.L. and Parton, K.A.(2006), A century of learning to make Farm Management research and intervention relevant to farm management practice: 2. Systems approaches. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 57, 157-72.
  • McCown, R.L., Brennan, L.E. and Parton, K.A.(2006), A century of learning to make Farm Management research and intervention relevant to farm management practice: 1. The rise and demise of intervention using theoretical models. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 57, 143-156
  • Jie, F., Parton, K.A. and Cox, R. (2005), Developing a suitable methodology for supply chain analysis in the Australian beef industry, The Winners Journal 6(2), 114-122.
  • Deblitz, C., Charry, A.A. and Parton, K.A. (2005), Farming systems across the world: an expert assessment from an international co-operative research project (IFCN), Extension Farming Systems Journal 1(1), 1-14.
  • Frost, M and Parton, K.A.(2005), The role of local production and the world price in setting local wool, wheat and beef prices, Australian Farm Business Management Journal 2(1), 41-48.
  • Bi, P., Parton, K.A. and Tong, S. (2005), El Nino Southern Oscillation and vector-borne diseases in Anhui, China. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 5(2), 95-100.
  • Bi, P., Parton, K.A. and Donald, K. (2005), Secular trends in mortality rates for diabetes in Australia, 1907-98, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 70, 270-277.
  • Bi,P., Parton, K.A. and Hiller, J. (2004) Is El Nino Southern Oscillation a driving force behind SARS transmission in 2003? Epidemiology, 15 (4), S111-S112
  • Parton, K.A. (2004), Book Review of The Environment in Corporate Management: New Directions and Economic Insights, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 48 (2), 376-377.
  • Bi, P., Parton. K.A. and Donald, K. (2004), Climate variability and the transmission of Ross River virus infection in coastal regions of Queensland, Australia., Environmental Health 4 (2), 90-96.
  • Bi, P., and Parton, K.A. (2004), El Nino Southern Oscillation and vector-borne diseases in Australia. Evidence-Based Preventive Medicine 1 (2), 81-84.
  • Kemp, D.R., Girdwood, J., Parton, K.A. and Charry, A. (2004), Farm management: Rethinking directions? The Australian Farm Business Management Journal 1 (1), 32-39.
  • Charry, A., Murray-Prior, R. and Parton, K.A. (2004), The process of standardized refereeing of professional publications, The Australian Farm Business Management Journal 1 (1), 5-11.
  • Bi, P., Parton, K.A. and Whitby, M. (2004), Co-existing conditions for death from infectious and parasitic diseases in Australia, International Journal of Infectious Diseases 8, 121-125.
  • Bi, P. and Parton, K.A. (2003), Climate variations and the transmission of Ross River virus infection in coastal and inland regions of Queensland--an analysis from Townsville and Toowoomba, Environmental Health 3 (4), 73-79.
  • Bi, P. and Parton, K.A. (2003), The El Nino-Southern Oscillation and the historic haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome transmission in China: an early warning system for future epidemics? Journal of the American Medical Association289 (2), 176-177.
  • Bi, P., Walker. S, and Parton. K.A.(2003) Trends in mortality rates for infectious and parasitic diseases in Australia, 1907-97, Internal Medicine Journal33 (3), 146-156.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S., Donald, K., Parton, K.A. and Ni, J. (2003), Climate variability and transmission of Japanese encephalitis in eastern China, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 3(3), 111-115.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S., Donald, K., Parton, K.A. and Ni, J. (2003), Climatic variables and transmission of malaria: a 12-year data analysis in Shuchen County, China, Public Health Reports 118 (1) 65-71.
  • Bi, P., Walker, S., Parton, K.A. and Whitby, M. (2002), Secular change of the Australian All-cause Mortality, 1907-1998,  Australian Journal of Primary Health 8(3), 58-66.
  • Bi, P. and Parton, K.A. (2002), Climate variation and Ross River Virus infection in Queensland: Is there a difference between various geographical locations?, Environmental Health 2(2), 28-34.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S. and Parton, K.A. (2002), Neonates' birthweight and attitudinal status of primiparous women in Hefei, China,  Australian Journal of Primary Health 8(2), 54-58.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S., Donald, K., Parton, K.A. and Ni, J. (2002), Climatic, reservoir and occupational variables and the transmission of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China International Journal of Epidemiology 31, 189-193.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S., Donald, K., Parton, K.A. and Hobbs, J. (2001), Climate variability and the dengue outbreak in Townsville, Queensland, 1992-93, Environmental Health 1(4), 54-60
  • Muhammad, A., Griffith, G. and Parton, K. A. (2001), An econometric model of the wheat market in Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Applied Sciences 4(2), 99-113.
  • Muhammad, A., Griffith, G. and Parton, K. A. (2001), Welfare effects of government intervention in the wheat economy of Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Economics, 4(1), 25-33.
  • Omiti, J.M., Parton, K.A., Sinden, J.A. and Ehui, S.K. (2000), Some Policy Implications of the Re-Surfacing of Rural Factor Markets Following Agrarian De-Collectivization in Ethiopia, Human Ecology 28(4), 585-603.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S., Donald, K., Parton, K.A. and Hobbs, J. (2000), Southern oscillation index and transmission of the Barmah Forest virus infection in Queensland, Australia Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 54, 69-70.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S. and Parton, K.A. (2000), Family self-medication and antibiotics abuse for children and juveniles in a Chinese city Social Science and Medicine 50, 1445-50.
  • Muhammad, A., Griffith, G., Parton, K. A. and Piggott, R. R. (1999), A multilevel model of the wheat market in Pakistan: a theoretical approach,  Journal of Rural Development and Administration, 26(3),1-9.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S., Donald, K., Parton, K.A. and Hobbs, J. (1999), Climate Variability and the Transmission of Viral Encephalitis Environmental Health Review - Australia , 37-41.
  • Omiti, J.M., Parton, K.A., Sinden, J.A. and Ehui, S.K. (1999), Monitoring changes in land use practices following agrarian de-collectivisation in Ethiopia Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 72 . 111-118.
  • Tong, S., Bi, P., Parton, K.A., Hobbs, J. and McMichael, T. (1998), Climate variability and transmission of epidemic polyarthritis, The Lancet 351 (9109) 1100-1101.
  • Bi, P., Wu X., Zhang F., Parton, K.A. and Tong, S. (1998), Seasonal Rainfall Variability, the Incidence of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, and Prediction of the Disease in Low-lying Areas of China, American Journal of Epidemiology 148 (3), 276-281.
  • Bi, P., Tong, S. and Parton, K.A. (1997), Climate change and communicable diseases: Global and Australian perspectives, Australasian Epidemiologist 4(3), 33-35
  • Dorward, A. and Parton, K.A. (1997), Quantitative whole farm models and embedded risk in complex, diverse and risk prone agriculture Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 35 (4), 317-330.
  • Parton, K.A. and Nissapa, A. (1997), A non-linear programming model for analysing aquaculture policy decision making in southern Thailand Applied Mathematics and Computation 82 (2&3), 241-260.
  • Marshall, G. and Parton, K.A. (1996), The effects of risk attitude and planting conditions on the value of climate forecasts to a dryland wheat grower Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 40 (3), 211-233.
  • Parton, K.A. and Nissapa, A. (1996), Use of goal programming of aquaculture policy decision making in Southern Thailand, Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology 18(1), 99-112.
  • Roesmanto, J., O'Donnell, C.J. and Parton, K.A. (1995), An error components approach to estimating sugarcane production technology in Indonesia: a case study on East Java, Bulletin of the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (in Indonesian), 142, 16-29
  • Parton, K.A. and Carberry, P.S. (1995), Stochastic dominance and mean-standard deviation analysis: some critical issues, Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 46(7), 1485-1489.
  • Gow, J and Parton, K.A. (1995), The evolution of Kenyan agricultural policy, Development Southern Africa 12(4), 467-480.
  • Greiner, R. and Parton, K.A. (1995), Analysing dryland salinity management on a catchment scale with an economic-ecological modelling approach, Ecological Engineering 4(3) 191-98.
  • Parton, K.A. (1994), A review of: More People, Less Erosion:  Environmental Recovery in Kenya, by M. Tiffin, M. Mortimore and F. Gichuhi, Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 38(2), 208-210.
  • Parton, K.A. (1993), Household goals and technology adoption of smallholders in Eastern Kenya, Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics 61(2), 327-338.
  • Parton, K.A. (1993), Debt-for-conservation swaps in Australian agriculture, Environmental Conservation XXX, 170-171.
  • Parton, K.A. and Fleming, E.M.(1992), Food security: a comment, Pacific Economic Bulletin 7(1), 39-40.
  • Parton, K.A.(1992), EC dairy policy: an integrated supply and policy analysis, Food Policy 17(3), 187-200.
  • Ockwell, A.P. , Muhammad, L., Nguluu, S., Parton, K.A., Jones, R.K. and McCown, R.I. (1991), Characteristics of improved technologies that affect their adoption in the semi-arid tropics of Eastern Kenya, Journal of Farming Systems Research - Extension 2(1) 29-46.
  • Antony, G. and Parton, K.A. (1991), Papua New Guinea's export-crop research: past returns and expected economic effects, Prometheus 9(1), 62-80.
  • Parton, K.A. (1991), Comments on optimization in multiple-objective linear programming problems with pre-emptive priorities, Journal of the Operational Research Society 42(6), 519.
  • Parton, K.A. and Cumming, R.J.(1990), An application of target-MOTAD programming to the analysis of downside business and financial risk on farms, Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics 58(1), 76-88.
  • Parton, K.A. (1990), Back injuries on farms: regional variations in New South Wales, Journal of Occupational Health, Australia and New Zealand 6(1), 53-59.
  • Parton, K.A. (1988), A review of: Research Methodology for Economists: Philosophy and Practice, by G.L. Johnson, MacMillan, Agricultural Economics 2, 186-87.
  • Parton, K.A. (1987), A review of: Development Economics on Trial: The Anthropological Case for a Prosecution, by P. Hill, Cambridge University Press, Journal of Agricultural Economics 38(2), 353-4.
  • Bayes, A.M., Parton, K.A. and Piggott, R.R. (1985), Combined price support and fertilizer subsidy policies for food self-sufficiency: a case study of rice in Bangladesh, Food Policy 10(3), 225-36.
  • Parton, K.A. (1983), An opinion survey concerned with research and innovation in wool production, Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 31(4), 127-29.
  • Anderson, J.R. and Parton, K.A. (1983), Techniques for guiding the allocation of resources among rural research projects: state of the art Prometheus 1(1), 180-201.
  • Parton, K.A. (1981), Levy policies and EEC agricultural surpluses, Oxford Agrarian Studies 10, 153-69.
  • Buckwell, A.E., Harvey, D.R., Parton, K.A. and Thomson, K.J. (1981), Some development options for the Common Agricultural Policy, Journal of Agricultural Economics 32(3), 303-16.
  • Parton, K.A. (1979), The use of a decision maker's utility function in a linear programming analysis of agricultural policy, Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 23(3), 207-19.
  • Parton, K.A. (1978), An appraisal of a buffer fund scheme for beef:  Reply Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 22 (2 and 3), 138-9.
  • Parton, K.A. (1978), An appraisal of a buffer fund scheme for beef, Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 22(1), 54-66.
  • Parton, K.A. (1977), A note on domestic levy policy for beef, Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics 45(1 and 2), 45-60.

Refereed Conference Papers

  • Mungsunti, A. and Parton, K.A. (2014),  Estimating the economic and environmental benefits of a traditional communal water irrigation system: the case of Muang Fai in northern Thailand, paper presented to the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC), World Bank, Washington, DC, September.
  • Parton, K.A. (2014), Climate change adaptation: Great planning, little action, Invited paper, Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia Conference, Siem Reap Cambodia, February.
  • Long, B. and Parton, K.A. (2012), Decision Support Systems (DSS) –Where success is failure of continued use, Australian Agronomy Conference, Armidale, September.
  • Mungsunti, A. and Parton, K.A. (2012), The determinants of a farmer's participation in a traditional communal water irrigation system: the case of muang fai in Northern Thailand, Paper presented at the 2nd Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2-4 February, 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Williams, S., Nitschke, M. Sullivan, T., Tucker, G., Weinstein, P., Pisaniello, D., Parton, K.A. and Bi, P. (2011), Heat and health in Adelaide, South Australia: Assessment of heat thresholds and temperature relationships, Paper presented at the 23rd Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Parton, K.A. and Nitschke, M. (2011), Emergency response to extreme heat in Adelaide: current knowledge and barriers, Paper presented at the 23rd Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Parton, K.A., Adlong, W. And Maher, E. (2011), Strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of an Australian university, Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Jie, F. and Parton, K.A. (2011), Australian lamb supply chain: a conceptual framework, presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference, Melbourne.
  • Edison, A.M., Jie, F. and Parton, K.A. (2011),  The analysis of supply response of rice under risk in Jambi Province, presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference, Melbourne.
  • Parton, K.A. and Morrison, M. (2011) Communicating climate change, presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference, Melbourne.
  • Prahasto, T., Jie, F., and Parton, K. A. (2010), 'Indonesia LPG Supply Chain Relationships: A Conceptual Framework', 8th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium.
  • Jie, F., Parton, K.A. and Wang, K. (2010), Supply chain analysis in the Australian lamb processing industry, 8th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Sydney.
  • Jie, F. and Parton, K.A. (2009), Analysing beef supply chain strategy in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, presented at the ANZMAC Conference, Melbourne.
  • Jie, F. and Parton, K.A. (2009), Quality and efficiency of beef supply chains in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, presented at the ANZAM Operations Research Symposium, Adelaide.
  • Parton, K.A. (2009), Agricultural decision analysis: the causal challenge, presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society conference, Cairns.
  • Frost, M and Parton, K.A. (2009), From agriculture to mining: the impact of structural changes in Australian commodity exports on the Australian terms of trade, presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society conference, Cairns.
  • Parton, K.A. (2008), Curriculum implications of the introduction of Interact, presented at the CSUED Conference, Wagga Wagga.
  • Finlayson, M., Davis, J., Gell, P., Kingsford, R., Parton, K.A. and Smith, P. (2008), The status of wetlands and predicted effects of global climate change: the situation in Australia, presented at International Association for Ecology, Wetlands Conference, Cuiaba, Brazil.
  • Hayman, P., Parton. K.A., Alexander, B. and Predo,C. (2008), Frameworks for using seasonal climate forecasts for decision making, presented to the Asian Society of Agricultural Economics Conference, Manila.
  • Reyes, C.M., Mina, C.D., Crean, J., Juanillo, E.L., de Guzman, R.G., and Parton, K.A. (2008), Use of seasonal climate forecasting (SCF) in Philippine rice policy, presented to the Asian Society of Agricultural Economics Conference, Manila.
  • Predo, C., Hayman, P., Crean, J., Mullen, J., Parton, K.A., Hilario, F., de Guzman, R.G., Juanillo, E.L., Reyes, C.M., Monte, E. and Liguton, J. (2008), Assessing the economic value of seasonal climate forecasts for corn-based farming systems in Leyte, Philippines, presented to the Asian Society of Agricultural Economics Conference, Manila.
  • Jie, F., Parton, K.A. and Jenkins, R. (2008), Supply chain analysis of Australian beef retailers/wholesalers, Paper presented at the 6th ANZAM Conference, Gold Coast.
  • Jie, F., Parton K.A., Jenkins, R. and Cox, R. (2007), Improving supply chain performance of Australian beef enterprises,  presented to the ANZAM Conference, Sydney.
  • Jie, F., Jenkins, R. and Parton, K.A. (2007), A systems dynamics approach to modelling in the Australian beef supply chain, presented to the ANZAM Symposium, Melbourne.
  • Crean, J., Parton, K.A. and Jones, R. (2007), Are seasonal climate forecasts valuable to farmers in Central West NSW? presented to the Annual Conference of the Central West Conservation Farming Association, Wellington, NSW.
  • Liu, H., Parton, K.A., Zhou, Z. and Cox, R. (2007), Dynamics of food consumption in China: the case of meat, presented to the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) Conference, Beijing.
  • Liu, H. and Parton, K.A. (2007), An empirical study of Chinese beef consumption, paper presented to the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) 2007 conference, Beijing.
  • Wang, D. and Parton, K.A. (2007), Forecasting dairy herd development in China, paper presented at the 51st Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Gong, W., Parton, K.A., Cox, R.J. and Zhou, Z. (2007), Identifying processors' procurement preferences: implications for developing a forward contracting scheme for China's beef industry, paper presented at the 51st Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Jie, F., Parton, K.A. and Cox, R.J. (2007), Supply chain practice, supply chain performance indicators and competitive advantage of Australian beef enterprises: A conceptual framework, paper presented at the 51st Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Bi , P., Parton K.A. and  Hiller, J . (2004), Is El NineSouthern Oscillation A Driving Force Behind SARS Transmission 2003? paper presented at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference, New York.
  • Hayman, P., Mullen, J., Parton, K.A., Crean. J. and Truscott, M. (2004), How do probabilistic seasonal climate forecasts compare with other innovations that farmers are encouraged to adopt? paper presented at the 16th Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum, December 2004, Lorne, Victoria.
  • Parton, K.A., Hayman, P., Mullen, J. and Crean, J. (2004), A discussion of the necessary conditions to make climate forecasts valuable, paper presented at the 16th Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum, December 2004, Lorne, Victoria.
  • Hayman, P., Parton, K., Crean, J. and Mullen, J., 2004, Communicating Probabilistic Climate Forecasts to Farmers - Is There a Role for Spinning Disks and Decision Trees? Paper presented at meeting of World Meteorological Organisation Expert team on Weather Climate and Farming, November 2004, Geneva
  • Parton, K.A. (2004), The problem of water for the driest continent, International Symposium on EcoTopia Science, October 2004, Nagoya.
  • Goldney, D. and Parton, K.A. (2004), The need for an integrated approach to sustainable landscape management, paper presented at the Swaminathan Foundation World Environment Day Seminar, June 2004, Chennai.
  • Goldney, D. and Parton, K.A. (2004), Australian experience in rehabilitation of degraded land paper presented at the Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce, June 2004, Chennai.
  • Parton, K.A. (2004), Rural marketing: the Indian challenge, paper presented at the National Symposium on Emerging Trends and Challenges in Rural Marketing, February 2004, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
  • Parton, K.A. and Charry, A.A. (eds) (2002), Farm management in Australia: issues, needs and the way ahead, Proceedings of the Farm Management Workshop, 5-6 December 2002, The University of Sydney, Orange.
  • Charry, A.A., Parton, K.A., Kemp. D.R., and Slade, J.R. (2002), Australian beef farming systems: a review, Paper presented at the 1st Beef Conference of the International Farm Comparison Network, FAL, Braunschweigh, Germany, 27-30 September 2002, IFCN Beef Report 2002, pp. 54-55.
  • Parton, K.A. (2001), Agribusiness education and the impact of the Internet: the growing ripple in the pond, paper presented at the International Agribusiness Management Association Conference, Sydney.
  • Parton, K.A. and Funk, T. (2000), Evaluating the Guelph Electronic MBA in Agriculture: next steps Globalisation, paper presented at the fifth European Agricultural Educators Conference, University of Plymouth.
  • Ling, L., O'Donnell, C. and  Parton, K.A. (2000), The cost structure and efficiency of Australian public hospitals, paper presented to the Australian Economics Association Conference, Brisbane.
  • Braga, F., Parton, K.A. and Stonehouse, P. (2000), The case for agribusiness training in Russia: what's needed and opportunities for collaboration, Doing Business in Russia/Ukraine: Spotlight on Post-Soviet Agriculture Conference, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Bi, P., Tong, S., Donald, K., Parton, K.A. and Hobbs, J. (1999), Climate variability: the driving force behind the dengue outbreak in Townsville, 1992‑93? 11th Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Athens, Greece.
  • Parton, K.A. (1998), Hospitals and the strategic management revolution, presented at the International Symposium on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care, London, January 1998
  • Marshall, G. and Parton, K.A. (1996), Risk attitude, planting conditions and value of climate forecasts to a dryland wheat grower, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Melbourne, February.
  • O'Brien, K. and Parton, K.A. (1996), Assessing the value of trees on farms in the Harnham Landcare Group district, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Melbourne, February.
  • Kyei, Y. and Parton, K.A. (1996), Economic evaluation of the floor and ceiling price policy for maize in Ghana, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Melbourne, February.
  • Omiti, J., Ehui, S., Parton, K.A. and Nokoe, S. (1994), Changing farm resource use systems from a socialist to a partially liberalised agrarian structure in the Ethiopian Highlands, paper presented at the International Association of Agricultural Economists' Conference, Harare, August.
  • Parton, K.A. (1994), The Australian tractor industry, paper presented to the Inaugural Strategic Management Educators' Conference, Brisbane, April.
  • Morfe, T.A. and Parton, K.A. (1994), Farm-level economics of annual cropping and soil conservation in the Central Highlands Region of Queensland, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, February.
  • Antony, G and Parton K.A. (1993), Modelling the effects of new technology on semi-subsistence farm-households in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Sydney, February.
  • Parton, K.A. and O'Brien, M.J. (1992), A farm-level approach to examining supply shifts and research benefits, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Canberra, February.
  • Apperson, P., Parton, K.A. and MacPherson, A.I. (1992), Cotton futures hedging during the 1990-91 season, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Canberra, February.
  • Low, J.M., Griffith, G.R., Parton, K.A. and Clarke, L.J. (1992), The incidence of farm injury: results from a pilot survey, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Canberra, February.
  • Gow, J. and Parton, K.A. (1992), The evolution of agricultural policy in Kenya, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Canberra, February.
  • Parton, K.A. (1991), Household goals and technology adoption of smallholders in Eastern Kenya,  paper presented at the Development Studies Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, November.
  • Cox, P.A., Pandey, S., Parton, K.A. and Wegener, M.K. (1991), Crop modelling and economics: where we are coming from,  paper presented at the Workshop on Crop Modelling, QDPI/CSIRO, Toowoomba, September.
  • Cox, P.A., Pandey, S., Parton, K.A. and Wegener, M.K. (1991), Some ways to approach decision making on farms, paper presented at the Workshop on Crop Modelling, QDPI/CSIRO, Toowoomba, September.
  • Parton, K.A. and Pandey, S. (1991), Decision analytic methods, paper presented at the Workshop on Crop Modelling, QDPI/CSIRO, Toowoomba, September.
  • Ockwell, A.P., Parton, K.A., Nguluu, S. and Muhammad, L. (1990), Farming systems in the semi-arid tropics of Eastern Kenya and adoption of innovations by smallholder farmers:  a case study of 16 farms, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Brisbane, February.
  • Cumming, R.J. and Parton, K.A. (1990), An investigation of the relationship between business and financial risk using target-MOTAD:  a case study in the Victorian Mallee, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Brisbane, February.
  • Parton, K.A., Piggott, R.R. and Treadgold, E.M. (1990), Indonesian rice price policy:  sufficient for self-sufficiency?, paper presented at the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Brisbane, February.
  • Parton, K.A. and Dillon, J.L. (1988), Farm injuries and chiropractic in New South Wales, International Chiropractors' Congress , Sydney, September.
  • Parton, K.A. and Piggott, R.R. (1987), North-South grain policies and international trade:  Indonesia country paper, Workshop on North-South grain policies and international trade, Kellogg International Fellowship Program in Food Systems, Ithaca, New York, September.
  • Parton, K.A. and Piggott, R.R. (1987), A structural model for rice and secondary food crops in Indonesia for food policy analysis, paper presented to the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Adelaide, February.
  • Parton, K.A., Piggott, R.R. and Rasahan, C.A. (1986), The Indonesian food crop situation: policy issues and research needs, paper presented to the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Canberra, February.
  • Newman, R.L. and Parton, K.A. (1985), The use of decision analysis to model helminthosis of sheep on the Northern Tablelands of N.S.W., paper presented to the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Armidale, February.
  • Parton, K.A. and Piggott, R.R. (1984), Price support versus input subsidies for achieving self-sufficiency in food, paper presented to the European Congress of Agricultural Economists, Kiel, West Germany, September.
  • Hardaker, J.B. and Parton, K.A. (1984), Agricultural and farm planning, paper presented to the Australia-China Seminar Beijing, May.
  • Bayes, A.M., Parton, K.A. and Piggott, R.R. (1984), An evaluation of combined price support and fertiliser subsidy policies for rice self-sufficiency in Bangladesh, paper presented to the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Sydney, February.
  • Parton, K.A. (1984), What is the value of phi?  Risk and anthropological issues in agricultural sector linear programming models, paper presented to the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Sydney, February.
  • Makeham, J.P. and Parton, K.A. (1983), From research to reality - the role of agricultural economics, paper presented to the Australian Rural Adjustment Unit Workshop on Rural Research, Canberra, October.
  • Parton, K.A. and Anderson, J.R. (1983), Some factors relevant to evaluating and selecting agricultural research projects, paper presented to the Australian Rural Adjustment Unit Workshop on Rural Research, Canberra, October.
  • Parton, K.A. and Beesley, P.A. (1982), An econometric analysis of the demand for anthelmintics in Australia, paper presented to the Australian Veterinary Chemicals Association Seminar, Sydney, August.
  • Parton, K.A. (1982), Information links in wool research, paper presented to the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Melbourne, February.
  • Parton, K.A. (1979), Estimating the value of seasonal rainfall forecasts to the New South Wales agricultural production sector, paper presented to Joint Summer Conference of the Royal Meteorological Society Australian Branch, Economics Society of Australia and New Zealand and Australian Agricultural Economics Society, Melbourne, February.
  • Parton, K.A. (1979), Estimation and use of a utility function for Australian Wool Corporation decision makers, paper presented to the Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Canberra, February.
  • Wicks, J.A., Parton, K.A. and Beesley, P.A. (1977), An analysis of the impact on the Australian agricultural sector of changes in the availability and productivity of labour, paper presented to Sixth Conference of the Economics Society of Australia and New Zealand, Hobart, May.

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