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Jen Bond is a social scientist and joined CSU in September 2016. Her research focuses on the socio-political dimensions of natural resource management and rural development.

Jen completed her PhD in Rural Development from the University of Copenhagen in 2013, with her thesis focussing on conflict and governance (human-wildlife conflict, pastoral conflict, agro-pastoral conflict) within rural, semi-arid, agro-pastoral landscapes in Kenya, through a human security lens.

Prior to this, Jen completed her MSc. Agricultural Development in 2009, also at the University of Copenhagen, with her thesis focussing on the behavioural dimensions of pesticide use by Indigenous vegetable farmers in Jharkhand, India. Other Masters-level fieldwork was undertaken within an Indigenous Iban community in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Most recently Jen undertook an Australian Endeavour Fellowship (Postdoctoral) at Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam (March-August 2016), where she was also based as a volunteer on the Australian Volunteers for International Development program (2013-2014). This postdoctoral research used visual methods to explore farmers' pest management perceptions and practices and pesticide governance, as well as an investigation into the gendered-dimensions of rice production and policy at the nexus of climate change adaptation.  

Jen also has professional experience within the Victorian grains industry, firstly as a graduate on the (then) Department of Primary Industries' Graduate Program, based in Horsham, Swan Hill and Hamilton (2004-2010) and later as a Program Manager at Mallee Sustainable Farming in Mildura (2015). While with DPI, Jen completed her G.Dip Rural Systems Management through the University of Queensland (2007), building on her extension professional practice. Jen also holds a B.Agricultural Science (Hons) from the University of Melbourne (2004), during which she undertook a final year project into the herbicide resistance of soybean cells in Thailand.

In 2015-2016 Jen was a Sessional Postgraduate Lecturer at Marcus Oldham College, teaching the 'Thought Leadership through Research' and 'Case Studies in Global Agribusiness' subjects as part of the online MSc. Agribusiness.

Education / Academic qualification

Higher Education Learning & Teaching, Graduate Certificate, Deakin University

Rural Systems Management, G. Diploma, The University of Queensland

Rural Development, PhD, University of Copenhagen

Agricultural Development, MSc, University of Copenhagen

Agricultural Science, B. (Hons), University of Melbourne

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Research Output 2009 2017

  • 22 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Working paper
natural disaster

Exploring the hidden costs of human-wildlife conflict in northern Kenya

Bond, J. & Mkutu, K. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : African Studies Review. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

3 Citations
extension agents
conflict management
natural resources
1 Citations

Making Sense of Human-Elephant Conflict in Laikipia County, Kenya

Bond, J. 2015 In : Society and Natural Resources. 28, p. 312-327 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle



Best Article 2016: Agricultural Extension

Jennifer Bond (Recipient), Jan 2017

Prize/Award: Prize

Best Student Paper (Doctoral) 2012

Jennifer Bond (Recipient), Jun 2012

Prize/Award: Prize

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation