Roy has his own business Agribiz RD&E services. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Philippines Mindanao, Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University and editor of the Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. He was previously Associate Professor in Farm Management and Agricultural Extension in the School of Management, Muresk Campus, Curtin University in Western Australia.
Apart from Western Australia, he has worked in Samoa at the University of the South Pacific (lecturing in agricultural extension, initially as an Australian Volunteer Abroad), Tasmania (as an extension officer), NSW and the USA. Roy has been involved in research, development and extension projects in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Nigeria, Mozambique, PNG, countries of the South Pacific and South Africa.
He is an experienced international and national researcher and extension specialist who can design, help implement and evaluate development and extension programs to communicate key messages from research and build the human and social capital to enhance economic, social and environmental outcomes. His undergraduate training was in Rural Science (Hons - UNE) with postgraduate training in Agricultural Economics (Cornell - MSc; UNE - PhD) and a Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension from Melbourne University.