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Professor Jim Cavaye

Professor Jim Cavaye
Name Jim Cavaye
Position Professor and Program Director (Regional Community Development)
Section Strategic Research Projects
Office Q514
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2479
Extension 2479
Email
Qualifications BAgSc(Hons) Qld , MRuralSc UNE , PhD Wisconsin

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment ( 160801 )
  • Rural Sociology ( 160804 )
  • Economic Development and Growth ( 140202 )

Research interests
Regional community development
Community engagement
Community participation
Economic transition in communities
Value chains and community development

Professional memberships
Board member and Chair of the International Committee, Community Development Society
Honorary Associate Professor, The University of Queensland

Industry affiliations
Board Member of Condamine Alliance

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
6 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
12 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program Director, Regional Community Development

Research most recent
Lyons, I. and Cavaye, J. 2015 Community-led Engagement with Government and the Role of Community-Brokers in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Society and Natural Resources 29, 4: 462-478.

Folder, S., and Cavaye, J. 2015 The Role of Social Capital in Tasmanian Cherry Industry Value Chain. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal 11, 1: 43-52.

Curtis, A., Ross, H., Marshall, G.R., Baldwin, C., Cavaye, J., Freeman, C., Carr, A. and Syme, G. 2014 The great experiment with devolved NRM governance: lessons from community engagement in Australia and New Zealand since the 1980s. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 21:175-199.


Research most notable
Cavaye J.M. (2005) Capable Communities - A Guide to Community Development, Cavaye Community Development. Toowoomba, Queensland.

Black, A.; Kenyon, P.; Cavaye, J.; Duff, J.; O’Meara, M. and Palmer, P. (2001) A Toolkit for Small Town Renewal. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra.

Cavaye, J.M. (2000) The Role of Government in Community Capacity Building. Queensland Government Information Series QI99804. Queensland Government.


Publications in ePrints

Lyons, Ilisapeci and Cavaye, Jim (2016) Community-led engagement with government and the role of community brokers in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Society and Natural Resources, 29 (4). pp. 462-478. ISSN 0894-1920

Everingham, Jo Anne and Collins, Nina and Cavaye, Jim and Rifkin, Will and Vink, Sue and Baumgartl, Thomas and Rodriguez, Daniel (2016) Energy from the foodbowl: associated land-use conflicts, risks and wicked problems. Landscape and Urban Planning, 154. pp. 68-80. ISSN 0169-2046

Cavaye, J. and Palaniappan, G. and Nicetic, O. and Concepcion, S. and Abamo, A. and Aspera, B. and Nuevo, P. (2016) The development of vegetable value chains integrated with community capacity - an initial study in the southern Philippines. Acta Horticulturae, 1121. pp. 109-115. ISSN 0567-7572

Curtis, A. and Ross, H. and Marshall, G. R. and Baldwin, C. and Cavaye, J. and Freeman, C. and Carr, A. and Syme, G. J. (2014) The great experiment with devolved NRM governance: lessons from community engagement in Australia and New Zealand since the 1980s. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 21 (2). pp. 175-199. ISSN 1448-6563

Cavaye, Jim and Wheeler, Leone and Wong, Shanti and Simmons, Jan and Herlihy, Paula and Saleeba, Jim (2013) Evaluating the community outcomes of Australian learning community initiatives: innovative approaches to assessing complex outcomes. Community Development, 44 (5). pp. 597-607. ISSN 1557-5330

Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment ( 160801 )
  • Rural Sociology ( 160804 )
  • Economic Development and Growth ( 140202 )


Research topics