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    Dr Jane Hutchison
    AssocDip Ag (W.Aust.I.T.), BA Hons (Murd) PhD (Murd)

    Associate Professor in Politics and International Studies

    About me

    Dr Jane Hutchison is Adjunct Associate Professor in Politics and International Studies.

    She has research, teaching and NGO governance expertise in development effectiveness, poor people’s politics and gender and development. Independently, and as a part of research teams, Jane has conducted policy-relevant research and consultancies in international development in Southeast and South Asia.


    Current projects

    Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Analysing Gender Transformative Approaches to Agricultural Development with Ethnic Minority Communities in Vietnam (with Rochelle Spencer) ($239,988) (2018-2020).  The project is researching gender transformative tools in CARE International in Vietnam’s (CVN) Technologically Enhanced Agricultural Livelihoods (TEAL) (2018-2022) northern uplands project, to determine how they contribute to changing gender relations/empowering women, and to what extent. The objective is to assess how desired changes happen (or not) from the perspectives of TEAL beneficiaries. The project is also building the research capacities of early career social science researchers through trainings in mixed-method research, participatory methodologies, and the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI).

    Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Nutrient Management for Diversified Cropping in Bangladesh (CIs R. Bell and E. Haque) ($2,400,000) (as Gender Analyst) (2017-2022).  Broad objective is to increase the profitability and sustainability of intensive and emerging cropping systems in Bangladesh through improved nutrient management. This includes: gender and sociological analysis of the gaps between current fertilizer use by farmers and scientific recommendations and strategies to overcome barriers to adoption of more profitable and sustainable practices by farmers; development of strategies to address gender issues, particularly for women’s participation in the program.