Dr Hongbo Liu is an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow in the College of Business, Law & Governance. Dr Liu had been working as an international market analyst at Meat and Livestock Australia in Sydney before joining JCU in July 2008. 

Dr Liu has more than twenty years’ experience working in the universities and industries in China and Australia. She is specialising in international business and consumer behaviour modelling and the impact analyses. Her expertise applies to a few issues in the environment, tourism and resource management areas. Dr Liu has led and participated in research projects in both Australia and China.

In addition, Dr Liu has been the Sectary of Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA), which is a leading research network of the Chinese economy in the Asia Pacific region. She also serves as a guest editor of Sustainability, and a reviewer for several prestigious journals, including Population and Environment, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Canadian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, British Food Journal, and China Agricultural Economic Review. 

  • Food, health and enviroment
  • Environmental economics
  • Agricultural economics
  • 2018 to present - Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2015 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Market analyst, Meat and Livestock Australia (Sydney)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Tutor, The University of Technology, Sydney (Sydney)
  • 2004 to 2006 - Lecturer and Tutor, The University of Sydney (Sydney)
  • 1998 to 2006 - Lecturer, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (Dalian)
  • 1999 to 2000 - Visiting scholar, Peking University (Beijing)
  • 2018 - 2018 Outstanding Paper Award from Emerald publishing
  • 2018 - 2018 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Marketing in the UK
  • 2017 - OIV Special Mention Award in France
  • 2007 - Best Tutor Award by the University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2006 - PhD Excellence Award
  • 2012 - Fellow of Institute of National Accounts(ISA), Beijing Normal University
  • 2005 - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 2013 Membership
  • 2004 - Chinese Economic Studies Australia (CESA)
  • 1999 - International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR)

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