Dr Risti Permani

Senior Lecturer, Agribusiness

The University of Queensland

Dr Risti Permani is a Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland. She has undertaken extensive research in Australia and Asia including on Indonesian and Australian agriculture covering topics such as the livestock policy, Australia-Indonesia beef supply chains, free trade agreements, agri-food e-commerce, Indonesian seaweed policy, and has been a Principal Investigator in a number of international development projects addressing issues in agriculture.

Prior to her current role, Risti was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Deakin Business School at Deakin University where she became the main focal point for Deakin’s involvement in teaching, research and community engagement in the areas of agribusiness. Between 2016 and 2018, Risti was an Assistant Director at the ASEAN Integration Monitoring Directorate at the ASEAN Secretariat leading her team to deliver research programs to support the deepening of economic integration in ASEAN. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship in economics in 2012 at the School of Economics, the University of Adelaide, between 2013 and 2016 Dr Permani was a Research Fellow/Lecturer at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, the University of Adelaide.

Risti has a PhD and Master in Economics from the University of Adelaide, and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics (minor in Agricultural Economics) from IPB University. She is a co-founder of AgLive Indonesia, a not-for-profit initiative to support innovative and resilient agriculture sectors in Indonesia and Australia by deepening bilateral collaborations and empowering youth.