Dr Ryan McAllister

Principal Research Scientist

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Ryan is a behavioural economist and principal research scientist with CSIRO. He focuses on problems that require cooperation to solve, and how adaptation re-distributes economic winners and losers. He has worked across the Australian rangelands, and extensively in urbanised, coastal communities. More recently he has been focusing on community participation in Australia’s biosecurity detection and response system and export market access. Previously Ryan worked in statistical roles with the Australian and British governments, and with industry.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003

    PhD (economics)
    The University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • 2003

    Research Scientist

  • 2018-2018


  • 2014-2016

    Research Group Leader

  • 2008-2013

    Team Leader

  • 1997-2002

    Teaching Fellow
    University of Queensland

  • 1996-1996

    Business Analyst
    BT Cellnet

  • 1992-1994

    Statistics - National Accounts
    Australian and British Statistical Bureaus

Achievements and Awards

  • 2005-2005

    John Philips Award - Young Science

  • 2000-2002

    University of Queensland Graduate School Award
    University of Queensland

  • 2007-2007

    Sustainable Ecosystems Science Excellence Award

  • 1993-1993

    Australian Bureau of Statistics Economics Cadetship
    Australian Bureau of Statistics

Other highlights

  • 2009-2009

    Parliament of Australia Science for Breakfast Talk


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