Kencho is a PhD candidate on the 'Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security' ARC Laureate Project at the University of Queensland School of Law. His research engages with history and law on agricultural systems and plant intellectual property. Kencho's current project examines British colonial agricultural laws and early legal arrangements on plants and crops, and linkages to the modern plant intellectual property system. He has previously worked within the public sector context on legal, policy and practice on plant intellectual property and patent system. Kencho has a Master of Intellectual Property law degree from Australia (2010), a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from Bhutan (2006) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from India (2005).