- 1997 - 1998 (Creation)
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In 1974 Bryant took up a position as Lecturer in Geography at the University of Papua New Guinea and with Andrew Wood, studied Huli agriculture in the Tari Basin, Hela Province. During 1979 he was a visitor for 4 months at the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, England. In 1981-82 he was consultant to the PNG Office of Environment on population growth and land use.
Bryant returned to ANU in 1982 as a Research Fellow in the Department of Human Geography, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific. In 1987 he participated in a review of the AIDAB funded Magarini Resettlement Project in Coast Province, Kenya for AusAID and co-authored an analysis of this project with Doug Porter and Gaye Thompson Development in Practice, published in 1991 and republished in 2013.
From 1990 – 2009 Bryant was a Senior Fellow at ANU. With colleagues Harold Brookfield, Mike Bourke, Robin Hide and the late Geoff Humphreys he formed the Land Management Group. LMG identified, mapped and documented agriculture systems over the whole of PNG in collaboration with the GoPNG. This project had many spin-offs, including collaboration in a World Bank poverty survey of PNG and two ACIAR projects. In 1997 Bryant was co-leader with Mike Bourke of an AusAID supported a national assessment of food and water shortages in Papua New Guinea which guided Australia’s food delivery program by the ADF. When he retired in December 2009 he had been the Head of the Department of Human Geography a number of times and was the Convenor of the Division of Society and Environment. Bryant has consulted for AusAID, the World Bank, ADB and FAO. After retirement from ANU he was contracted by Esso Highlands as a Community Affairs Field Manager and Senior Advisor to the PNG LNG Project (2009-2013).
Bryant is currently a Visiting Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, College of Asia and the Pacific at the ANU, and conducts his own social and economic consulting business in Canberra.
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Allen, B J and Bourke, R M, Report of an assessment of the impacts of frost and drought in Papua New Guinea, Australian Agency for International development, Port Moresby, October 1997
Allen, Bryant and Bourke, R Michael et al, Report of an assessment of the impacts of frost and drought in Papua New Guinea – Phase 2, Papua New Guinea Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs, Funded by the Australian Agency for International Development, December 1997
Viles, Joseph, Coping with drought and frost: Famine foods and migration during the 1997-98 El Nino event in rural Papua New Guinea. Canberra, ANU Bsc (Hons), 2013