Researcher biography

Dr Kamalesh Adhikari is a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland working with Professor Brad Sherman, ARC Laureate Fellow, on the ARC Laureate project ‘Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security’. Dr Adhikari's current research looks at the role of networks, informality and community seed banks in shaping seed regulation across developing and least-developed countries. He is also undertaking a critical historical account of the emergence of the concept of farmers’ rights in intellectual property law. Dr Adhikari previously worked at the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) and has undertaken collaborative work with Consumers International (Malaysia), FAO (Italy and Nepal), Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Norway), IDRC (Canada), Oxfam Novib (The Netherlands), UNDP (Nepal and Sri Lanka) and Wageningen University (The Netherlands).

Featured projects Duration
Negotiating the Rights over Biodiversity: Case of Nepal
BEL Faculty New Staff Research Start-Up Fund