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Biographical entry Falvey, John Lindsay (1950 - )

Ph.D., D.Agr.Sc., D.Agr.Techn. (honoris causa)

23 May 1950
Agricultural scientist, Author and Educator


John Lindsay Falvey is an agricultural scientist and author.


Falvey is interested in the intersection between agricultural science and spirituality and has published over 10 books and 100 papers in the field. His interest in this area began after conducting research into agricultural practices in Thailand, on the premise of introducing livestock as an alternative to opium farming.

In 1995 he became Dean of the Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture, University of Melbourne. After assisting to merge the separate faculties within the college he stepped down but remained Chair of Agriculture at the University.


c. 1971 - c. 1976
Education - Conducted research at the Douglas-Daly Experiment Station
c. 1974
Education - Masters degree, La Trobe University
Education - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland
1985? - 1993
Career position - Employed at MPW Australia, becoming Managing Director
1995 - ?
Career position - Dean of Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture
Award - Elected Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
Award - Recipient of Australian Centenary Medal for services to rural development
Award - Awarded higher Doctorate of Agricultural Science, University of Melbourne

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Edited Books

  • Herd, Margaret ed., Who's Who in Australia 2002 (Melbourne: Crown Content, 2001), 2020 pp. Details


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