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Currently Involved in research at Charles Sturt University.

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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 Development, PhD, University of Copenhagen

Agricultural Development, MSc, University of Copenhagen

Rural Systems Management, G. Diploma, University of Queensland

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

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Research Output 2005 2018

conflict management

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

Bond, J. & Mkutu, K., 06 Mar 2018, In : African Studies Review. 61, 1, p. 33-54 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

human security
environmental policy

Investigating the gendered outcomes of rice policy and climate adaptation in Central Vietnam

Bond, J. & Sen, L. T. H., 04 Jul 2018.

Research output: Other contribution to conferenceOther

agrarian change
alternative agriculture
natural resource management
4 Citations (Scopus)
natural disaster


Activities 2013 2019

Institute for Australian Geographers Conference 2019

Jen Bond (Chair), Elloise Biggs (Chair), Ayesha Flemming (Chair)
12 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceIndustry

Conflict management training and review

Jen Bond (Consultant)
07 Oct 201915 Oct 2019

Activity: Other EngagementConsultancyIndustry

Social Sciences Week 2019

Jen Bond (Chair)
09 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationAcademic

Presenting draft NAPREC paper

Wes Ward (Organiser), Max Finlayson (Participant), Michael Vanderzee (Participant), Jen Bond (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumIndustry

National Agricultural Production and REconciliation Ecology Centre (External organisation)

Wes Ward (Member), Max Finlayson (Member), Jen Bond (Member), Michael Vanderzee (Member)
01 Dec 201801 Dec 2019

Activity: Membership Membership of networks of excellenceIndustry

Press / Media

North East deer numbers in spotlight

Jennifer Bond


10 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

O deer! Behind the conflict between humans and deer in Victoria

Jennifer Bond


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Behind the conflict in Laikipia that’s costing lives, hitting tourism

Jennifer Bond


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media