Profile image of Don Gunasekera

Dr Don Gunasekera

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow (Industry Researcher)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Centre Supply Chain Logistics

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Dr Don Gunasekera is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University. He has had wide research and policy experience working in a range of organisations including the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), CSIRO, Productivity Commission, the National Competition Council, the Department of Environment and Heritage, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Victoria University.


During 2006-2009, Dr Gunasekera was the Chief Economist at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics. In 2008, Don led ABARE’s climate change modelling work for the Garnaut Climate Change Review. In 2007, he was a member of an independent working group for the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) which prepared a report on “Climate change in Australia: Regional impacts and adaptation."


He has a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University and has completed the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University.

Read more on Don's profile

Publications

Filter by

2019

Effects of ASEAN Transport Connectivity Enhancement

Michael Smith, Don Gunasekera, Rukman Wimalasuriya, David Newth, Adam Voak

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 149-176, Australasian Agribusiness Review, Armidale, NSW, C1

journal article

DIRDC Freight Data Requirements Study, international approaches: a research report for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Rose Elphick-Darling, Don Gunasekera, Juan Muriel-Villegas, Juan Calle Salazar, Karla lvarez-Uribe

(2019), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2018

Projected changes in wet-bulb globe temperature under alternative climate scenarios

D Newth, D Gunasekera

(2018), Vol. 9, Atmosphere, Basel, Switzerlan, C1

journal article
2017

Post-harvest loss reduction in Asia-Pacific developing economies

D Gunasekera, H Parsons, M Smith

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 303-317, Journal of agribusiness in developing and emerging economies, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Cold chain distribution capability assessment for selected markets in China

R Elphick-Darling, D Gunasekera, A Ghalebeigi

(2017), North Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2015

A hybrid energy-economy model for global integrated assessment of climate change, carbon mitigation and energy transformation

Y Cai, D Newth, J Finnigan, D Gunasekera

(2015), Vol. 148, pp. 381-395, Applied energy, Kidlington, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Effects of foreign direct investment in African agriculture

D Gunasekera, Y Cai, D Newth

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 167-184, China agricultural economic review, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A whole of supply chain systems approach to addressing workplace safety risk management

D Gunasekera, G Cain, M Smith

(2015), Melbourne, A6

research report/technical paper
2014

Economic impacts of climate change on the Australian dairy sector

K Hanslow, D Gunasekera, B Cullen, D Newth

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 60-77, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, Milton, Qld., C1-1

journal article
2012

Effects of variation in the grains sector response to climate change: an integrated assessment

R Scealy, D Newth, D Gunasekera, J Finnigan

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 327-336, Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Potential role of renewable energy in water desalination in Australia

B Rowlinson, D Gunasekera, A Troccoli

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 013108-1-013108-15, Journal of renewable and sustainable energy, Melville, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2011

Reconciling the competing demands in the human?earth system: ensuring food security

D Gunasekera, D Newth, J Finnigan

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 296-306, Economic Papers, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Economic and environmental impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation: an integrated assessment

D Newth, D Gunasekera, K Hanslow, J Finnigan

(2011), pp. 2761-2767, MODSIM 2011 : Sustaining our future: understanding and living with uncertainty : Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth, W.A., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Local SDGs: A general framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities.

Prof Brett Bryan, A/Prof Rebecca Lester, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Kelly Miller, Dr Robert Faggian, A/Prof Emily Nicholson, Dr Asef Nazari, Dr Don Gunasekera, Dr Timothy Neale, Dr Michalis Hadjikakou

  • 2019: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

Local SDGs: A general framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities.

Prof Brett Bryan, A/Prof Rebecca Lester, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Kelly Miller, Dr Robert Faggian, A/Prof Emily Nicholson, Dr Asef Nazari, Dr Don Gunasekera, Dr Timothy Neale, Dr Michalis Hadjikakou

  • 2019: $205,909
  • 2018: $195,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report