CRESC People

Agriculture students squatting in front of cattle in a cattle yard looking at them

The Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains (CRESC) is proud to include over 50 researchers and RHD students within our Centre membership.

Our Centre includes Full, Associate and Affiliate members.

Through our extensive membership base, CRESC offers research expertise and academic excellence across our three key research theme areas:

  • Regional and Rural Economies
  • Tourism Development
  • Supply and Value Chains

CRESC welcomes expressions of interest in membership – see our Membership page for further information.


Members of CRESC include researchers, academic staff and research students. CRESC offers three levels of membership:

  • Full Membership
  • Associate Membership
  • Adjunct Membership

Researchers and external stakeholders working in areas relevant to CRESC research themes are welcome to submit n expression of interest in CRESC membership. To submit your expression of interest, please click on the link and complete the application form. Forward your completed form along with a brief CV to

Please note that membership applications are reviewed on a 6-monthly basis.


Past and Present Research Collaborations

The Centre for  Regional economies and Supply Chains (CRESC) is proud to collaborate with industry partners, community stakeholders and other centres of research excellence.

  • Rural Economies Centre of Excellence
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Queensland Government  Department of  Agriculture and Forestry
  • Growcom
  • National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NiRAKN)
  • Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO)
  • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre
  • Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University
  • Regional Development Australia - Far North Queensland & Torres Strait
  • Department of Family and Community Services (NSW)
  • Fitzroy Basin Association
  • Australian Coal Association Research  Program
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Commonwealth Governemtn NESP Progarm
  • Reef Trust
  • The  Office of the Great Barrier Reef