Dr Lila Singh-Peterson

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Dr Lila Singh-Peterson


Research areas

  • Food security and supply chain resilience
  • Food systems
  • Community resilience
  • Livelihood resilience
  • Gender studies


Dr Lila Singh-Peterson is a Research Fellow with the Australian Centre for Pacific Island Research. Her research interests focus on issues of food security, community resilience, livelihood resilience and gender issues which she explores collaboratively through applied community based research in the South Pacific Islands and in Australia. She has led and contributed to research projects funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), numerous local government organisations and not-for-profits. Lila has also directed a documentary titled `The Changing Face of Mary’ which was funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal in 2014.

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year
 Bundaberg resilience L. Singh-Peterson, M. Dyer, S.J. R. Underhill

Bundaberg Regional Council


Improving the capacity of small farmers to market a consistent supply of safe, quality food

S.J.R Underhill, L. Singh-Peterson



Enhanced fruit production and postharvest handling systems for Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga

S.J.R Underhill, L. Singh-Peterson, Y. Zhou and others

Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR)


A scoping study to identify strategies that enhance the resilience of the economic sector in preparation for potential disasters and emergencies along the Sunshine Coast

L. Singh-Peterson

Sunshine Coast Council


Community Resilience Gympie

L. Singh-Peterson

Gympie Regional Council


Building Resilience by Empowering Communities: Addressing the Vulnerability of Food Supply Chains following Extreme Weather Events

L. Singh-Peterson, B. Carter & G. Lawrence

Foundation of Regional Renewal and Resilience: Repair Restore Renew — QLD Flood & Cyclone Recovery Grant Program


Developing a Systems Approach to Understanding Vulnerability and Resilience in Relation to Natural Hazards

C. Baldwin, L. Singh-Peterson, N. Goode & P. Salmon


USC Internal Research Grants and Local Government Assoc. of Qld


Every State for Themselves? Learning from Cross-Border Regulatory Instruments to Support and Promote Climate Change Adaption in Australia 

W. Steele, L. Eslami-Andargoli, F. Crick, S. Serrao-Neumann, L.Singh-Peterson, P. Dale & D. Low-Choy


National Climate Change Adaption Research Grants Program (Social, Economic and Institutional Dimensions)


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