Petrina Quinn :: Projects

You are only as good as your last project - some are briefly described here.

Wide range of stakeholder/client surveys:

Residential groups, farmer groups, service sectors, voter opinion, company employees, industry sectors for diverse clients.

Business Plan Development:

Urban Sustainability Major Project Grant for a New South Wales regional organization of local government Councils including project structure and governance, stakeholder engagement and communication, monitoring and reporting, resource management, risk management planning and project evaluation.

Survey critique and contract management:

Stakeholder survey into the uptake of natural resource management by landholders in the Murrumbidgee Catchment. The investigation aimed to provide a strategic framework for identifying and engaging with stakeholders in order to implement the Catchment Action Plan and the associated Murrumbidgee CMA projects. It also aimed to increase engagement by assisting priority stakeholders to overcome impediments to participating in natural resource management projects.

Communication product development:

Resident information package for the installation of storm-water drainage in potentially saline environments. Wagga Wagga City Council.

Behaviour research:

Student entry and exit attributes and industry needs. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

Product research:

Niche market Research and Development for Chamonix skin cream products including business plan, marketing strategy, product launch, distribution, and web profile development.

Conference Coordinator:

500 delegates to State-wide Catchment Management Landcare conference in New South Wales.

Reviewer Conference Papers:

15 conference papers reviewed as part of the State-wide Catchment Management Conference in New South Wales.

Multi-media in-theatre presentation:

DVD themed compilation on catchment management.

Sporting Event and Sponsorship Management:

Australia’s only free fun run and cycling event of it’s type attracting thousands of participants and spectators. Sponsorship acquisition and management. Event Director.


Factors influencing student outcomes in university agricultural courses commissioned by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. An aim of the investigation was build a simple but robust model capable of explaining first year student outcomes of persistence and satisfaction from university agricultural courses based on research from a range of studies in a variety of fields other than agriculture. Additional to this aim was the testing and assessment of this posited theoretical model, that being the ‘Model of Student Persistence and Satisfaction in Agricultural Courses’.

Educational Design:

AUSAID, Staff development program for University of Papua New Guinea Educational Design Staff.

Radio Production and Presentation:

Murray Darling Solutions, Monthly 30 minute program commissioned by Murray Darling Basin Commission as part of project within the Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Strategy: Investigations and Education program. Project Title: Raising the environmental awareness, involvement, and education of local and regional communities.

Media Training:

Regional media workshop series. Developer and Presenter commissioned by the New South Wales Department of Women.

Product & Opinion Surveys:

for diverse clients across wide range of sectors.