Lynn Henry

Summary

My research interests have focussed on the marketing, policy and quantitative analysis of the agricultural and natural resource sectors.

Research interests

I have worked in a variety of areas including population issues, pest and disease management in Australia, resource use efficiency in North Sulawesi and its implications and looking at improving the marketing systems of cattle and buffalo in Cambodia and Laos. I have also completed a number of consultancies in the areas of citrus, horticultural export control powers and quarantine risks to Australian industries.

I have been a council member of the Australian Agribusiness Association since 1997, and Vice President since 2002; am a member of Farm Writers' Association and am involved with the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Background

Lynn Henry graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Economics in 1978 and a postgraduate diploma of Agricultural Economics in 1979. Her first appointment was with the Joint Coal Board working as a statistician. She then worked as a Research Assistant and tutored at the University of New England before being appointed as a Research Economist with the NSW Department of Agriculture in late 1979. She held a variety of positions in the Department of Agriculture. She was also seconded to the Ministerial Advisory Unit as a Research Officer dealing with the Statutory Authorities that came under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Agriculture (1987 – 1988).

In 1991 Lynn joined the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Sydney as an Administrative Officer (fractional) (1991 – 2003) and as a Lecturer (Level A) (fractional). She was coordinator of the Resource Economics Program from May 2002 to October 2003 and is currently the Coordinator of the Faculty’s Professional Experience Program.

Recent publications

  • AusVet Animal Health Services (2002), Options for a consistent national approach to the management of pests and disease risks to Australia's plant industries, A report to Plant Health Australia.
  • Baker, J and L. A. Henry (1998), "Horticultural Case Studies – Success and the Asian Impact", paper presented to the 1998 Australian Agribusiness Congress, Albury Convention Centre, July 20 – 22.
  • Godden, D, Henry, L, Drynan, R, Buckley A, Flitcroft, A, Hansen, P and K Lysaght (1994), "Economic evaluation of schools' participation in the Coles-Apple computer promotion", Contributed paper presented to the 38th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, February 8-10.
  • Henry, L A (1998), "Marketing Australian Navel Oranges to the United States" paper prepared for the Australian Horticultural Corporation.
  • Henry, L.A. and D.P. Godden (1995), "A note on estimating Australia's sustainable population" Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Vol. 63(1), April, pp. 97-103
  • Henry, L. and D. Godden (1994), "Robustness of estimates of Australia's sustainable population", Contributed paper presented to the 38th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, February 8-10.
  • Henry, L.A. and D.P. Godden (1993), "Australia's sustainable population: populate? depopulate? or doesn't it matter?", Poster presented to the ANZAAS Congress, Science Making the Difference!, Curtin University of Technology, September.

Contact

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Website: www.sydney.edu.au/agriculture/staff/henry/index.shtml