Researcher biography

Kencho Peldon is a PhD candidate on the 'Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security' ARC Laureate Project at the University of Queensland School of Law. His research engages with history and law on agricultural systems and plant intellectual property. Kencho's current project examines British colonial agricultural laws and early legal arrangements on plants and crops, and their linkages to the modern plant intellectual property system. He has previously worked for more than ten years in the field of legal and policy development for Bhutan's intellectual property sector and has engaged with regional and international legal and policy on intellectual property. He is a trained intellectual property professional.

Kencho has a Master of Intellectual Property law degree from Australia (2010), a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from Bhutan (2006) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from India (2005).