Associate Professor Christie Chang

Principal Research Fellow IndoBeef - UNE Business School

Christie Chang

Phone: +61 2 6773 3561

Email: hchang@une.edu.au

Biography

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Christie has more than 10 years of work experience in international development in the Asia-Pacific as Agribusiness Value Chain and Marketing Specialist and Agricultural Economist. Her consulting and research focuses on subsector/value chain analysis and market development, agricultural marketing and trade, project planning, gender and development, and economic and policy analysis. Her most recent ACIAR project  'Improving marketing efficiency, postharvest management and value addition of sweetpotato in PNG' focused on identifying and addressing technical and socio-economic constraints in the sweetpotato supply chains.

Christie commenced her employment with the Institute in June 2012 and is the chief investigator for 2 new ACIAR projects entitled 'An Integrated Approach for Systemic Change and Sustained Development of the Papua New Guinea Sweetpotato Value Chain' and 'Market Diversification and Sweetpotato Processing in PNG: A Pre-feasibility Study'.

Christie is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the UNE Business School.

Christie has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of California-Davis. She has published widely in agricultural markets and value chains in both developed and developing countries. In 2007 Christie was recognised by the Australian Research Council as an Expert of International Standing in Agribusiness. She has supervised over 60 postgraduate students across the Asia-Pacific in the past 15 years.

Selected Research Projects

An Integrated Approach for Systemic Change and Sustained Development of the Papua New Guinea Sweetpotato Value Chain
(ACIAR, 2012 - 2016)

Pilot – A Business Approach to Product and Market Development for Processed Sweetpotato Products in Papua New Guinea (2014 - 2015)

Market Diversification and Sweetpotato Processing in PNG: A Pre-feasibility Study
(ACIAR, 2012 - 2013)

Improving Marketing Efficiency, Postharvest Management and Value Addition of Sweetpotato in PNG
(ACIAR, 2008 - 2011)

Selected Publications

Chang, C., Bonney, L., Griffith, G. and Maino, G. 2015. 'Assessing the potential for expanding vegetable production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea'Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 2015: Paper No. 103.

Chang, H.S. 2014. 'Future prospects for sweetpotato processing in Papua New Guinea'Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 2014: Paper No. 99.

Chang, H.S., Mullen, B., Anjen, J. and Be'Soer, L. 2014. 'Assessing the socioeconomic impact of a rural market: The case of Mt Hagen Market in the Papua New Guinea Highlands'Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 2014: Paper No. 98.

Chang, C. and Mais, A. 2014. Market diversification and sweetpotato processing in Papua New Guinea: A pre-feasibility study. ACIAR, Canberra.

Chang, C., Irving, D., Lutulele, R., Komolong, B. and Be'Soer, L. 2013. Improving marketing efficiency, postharvest management and value addition of sweetpotato in Papua New Guinea. ACIAR, Canberra.

Chang, H.S., Dowa, E., Malie, R., Anton, C., Anamo, I., Dekene, P. and Bubun, D. 2013. 'Linking smallholder farmers to microcredit providers in Papua New Guinea: A participatory action research approach'Australasian Agribusiness Review. 21: 60-82.

Chang, H.S., Lutulele, R., None, R., Maia, Z. and Hape, P. 2013. 'Meeting the demand for fresh produce from the PNG LNG market: opportunities and challenges'Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 2013: Paper No. 95.

Chang, H.S., Mira, Z. and Griffith, G. 2012. 'The market development project: A case of government failure?'. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 20: Paper No. 93.

Chang, H.S. and Griffith, G. 2011. 'Assessing buyers' requirements for fresh produce in the formal market sector in Papua New Guinea'. Australasian Agribusiness Review. 19: 64-75.

Chang, H.S., Griffith, G. and Maino, G. 2011. 'The feasibility of fresh ginger exports from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand'. Australasian Agribusiness Review. 19: 75-97.

Chang, H.S and Be'Soer, L. 2011. 'Sweetpotato marketing in Papua New Guinea: A gender perspective'. Stewart Postharvest Review. 3(12): 1-14.

Chang, H.S. 2011. 'Quality management issues in the Papua New Guinea horticultural sector'. Stewart Postharvest Review, 2011, 3(11): 1-13.

Qualifications

BSc (National Chung-Hsing), MSc, PhD (California, Davis)