Dr Darshana Rajapaksa

Darshana Rajapaksa


Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Applied Economics)


Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chain (CRESC)

Areas of research & interest:

  • Agriculture & food
  • Behaviour change
  • Biodiversity & conservation
  • Carbon offsets & markets
  • Circular economy
  • Climate change
  • Economics & business
  • Environment
  • Policy & regulation
  • Tourism


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Carbon & environmental markets
  • Green investment
  • Policy & regulation
  • Technology solutions

Research Institution:


Dr Darshana Rajapaksa has a more than decade of experience working as a researcher and lecturer in the fields of agricultural, environmental, and development economics. Darshana completed a doctorate in economics at the School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in August 2015. He also earned a BSc in agriculture and a MSc in agricultural economics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Darshana has been involved in several research projects in Australia, Japan, and Sri Lanka. Over his career, he has published several high-impact journal articles, book chapters, and reports. His research interest includes non-market valuation, climate change, environmental behavior, agricultural economics, and supply chain analysis.