Dr. John Oakeshott
Dr. John Oakeshott is responsible for internal LRD research systems, databases, and work plans. John also provides science and administration support across all LRD Pillars and participates in projects that require a qualitative or sociologist perspective.
John joined LRD in April 2018 to take up the newly created role of Research and Development Coordinator. Prior to LRD, John spent nine years based in the southern Philippines working on Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research projects. Utilising his fluency in Japanese. John spent seven years in Japan and Korea working mainly on agriculture market research, and eight years working with the Australian Agricultural Research and Development Corporation in horticulture and new crops. John has a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) from the University of Sydney, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New England, and PhD from the University of Queensland.