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Bryant   Allen

Adjunct/associate Researcher
Dept of Pacific Affairs
The Australian National University (Australia)

Social and economic change, shifting cultivation, agriculture systems, history, Papua New Guinea.
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
  • Masters Research (1966 to 1968)
    Development of commercial agriculture on Mangia, Cook Is — Massey University, New Zealand
    A study of the adoption and spread of pineapple growing on Mangaia Island, Cook Islands (April-Sept on Mangaia).
  • Teaching Experiences (1970 to 1970)
    Tutor in Geography — Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • PhD Research (1971 to 1975)
    Innovation diffusion in PNG — The Australian National University
    A study of the adoption and geographical spread of rice growing, coffee planting and cargo cults in the Dreikikir district, East sepik, PNG
  • Academic Position (1975 to 1981)
    Lecturer in Geography — University of Papua New Guinea
  • (1978 to 1981)
    Report on population increase, PNG — Office of Environment and Conservation, PNG
    Reports to the government of PNG on the social an environmental impacts of rapid population growth in PNG
  • Academic Position (1982 to 2009)
    Research positions, contract — Reearch School of Pacific
  • Consulting Work (1987)
    Assessment of a development project — AusAID
    An assessment of the Magarini Resettlement Project, Kenya.
  • Applied Research (1996 to 1997)
    Poverty survey of PNG — World Bank
    With John Gibson, provision of enviornmental dimensions of the World Bank survey of povery in PNG.
  • (1997 to 1998)
    Assessment of food shortages in PNG — AusAID
    Assessment of the impacts on food and water of the 1997 drought and frosts in PNG.
  • Consulting Work (2009 to 2012)
    PNG gas project, Hela Province, PNG — PNG Esso Highlands Pty Ltd
    Identifying and comnsating landowners impacted by the gas project, wells, processing plants and pipelines.
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