PROF John Lindsay Falvey

PROF John Lindsay Falvey


  • <a href="">Prof/Dr John Lindsay Falvey on ResearchGate</a>
  • Integration of knowledge, culture, beliefs
  • International Agricultural R&D including Livestock



  • More detail with links: Prof. Lindsay Falvey is engaged in professional and voluntary roles based on his diverse career at senior levels in academia and the private sector in tens of countries. An international figure in research and education for agricultural development in poor countries and Australia, he is also known as an author, innovator and educational entrepreneur. Awarded three doctorates – Ph.D., higher doctorate (D.Agr.Sc.) and an honorary Doctorate – he currently (2016) serves as: Chair of the Board of the International Livestock Research Institute, one of the world's 15 CGIAR green revolution centres; Director of Hassad Australia Pty Ltd, a large Qatari agricultural development in Australia; Chair of the selection panel of the World Prize for International Integrated Development, and also assists the international Ph.D. program of Thaksin University in southern Thailand – among other voluntary roles. Previously Dean of the (now) Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and Chair of Agriculture, he retains Professorial status in the University of Melbourne, and honorary appointments at two Thai universities. Prior to that he was CEO of the professional consulting groups MPW Rural Development Pty Ltd and Coffey-MPW Ltd for 13 years. Among his other interests, he has led or been part of more than 100 international advisory assignments for all major development agencies, founded private language colleges in three countries and published some 20 books and 100s of papers on subjects integrating science, agriculture, philosophy and religion.   


Member of

  • International Buffalo Bulletin. editorial committee 2015 -
  • various other groups. editorial, advisory and other 2015 -
  • International Advisory Board Asian Journal of Agri-History. Member, International Advisory Board Asian Journal of Agri-History 1990 -
  • National Thai Studies Centre. Member, National Thai Studies Centre, Canberra 1990 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • D.Agr.Techn.(honoris causa), Thaksin University 2009
  • D.Agr.Sc., University of Melbourne 2004
  • PhD, The University of Queensland 1980
  • MAgrSc, La Trobe University 1977

Awards and honors

  • Rockefeller Resident, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy, Rockefeller, 2010
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, 2004
  • Centenary Medal of the Government of Australia, Government of Australia, 2003
  • Kitimisuk (honoured member), Agricultural Science Society of Thailand under the Patronage of HM the King, Agricultural Science Society of Thailand, 1998
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1997
  • Councillor, Royal Agricultural Society, Royal Agricultural Society, 1996
  • AAAC Award of Excellence, international agricultural development, AAAC, 1993
  • Inaugural President's Award, Aust. Inst. Agric. Science, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, 1992
  • A.H. Howard Award, 1973



Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • Not actively supervising at UoM