Crittenden, Robert

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Crittenden, Robert

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c. 1940 -

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Dr Robert Crittenden first went to Papua New Guinea in 1978 to conduct research for his PhD at the Australian National University, which he received in 1982. The title of his PhD was 'Sustenance, seasonality and social cycles on the Nembi Plateau, Papua New Guinea'. He lived in the Nembi Plateau area in the Southern Highlands and worked as a public servant with the Southern Highlands Provincial Government in the Department of Agriculture. After several years he returned to Australia but went back to Papua New Guinea regularly as a agricultural consultant and then as an AusAid consultant. Spending over 30 years in Papua New Guinea, his research interests were in agriculture, land use and food supply, malnutrition and diet.

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