Rod Nixon is a Darwin-based governance consultant. His interests include democracy and human rights, land and natural resource governance, rural development, customary land administration and dispute resolution approaches, and sustainable public administration in low-resource contexts.
Rod has designed and implemented governance surveys in Timor-Leste, worked on land and natural resource administration projects in Asia, the Pacific and West Africa, and trialled an experimental condom distribution approach in Papua New Guinea. His clients have included the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, AusAID, USAID and EU contractors, and the Papua New Guinea National AIDS Council Secretariat.
Rod’s writing includes Justice and Governance in East Timor (2012), theoretical work on the concept of ‘new subsistence states’, and a range of research reports. He completed his PhD at Charles Darwin University in the field of political science.