Bill Pritchard is an economic geographer. His research and teaching addresses the ways that economic, social and cultural processes intermesh with one another to create the specificities of place and space. Within this broad agenda, he focuses on the geographies of global change in agriculture, food and rural places: the ways that the emerging global economy in food and agriculture is transforming places, industries and people's lives. These questions have been pursued through a series of Australian-based and international studies into the global value chains of specific industries (wine grapes, dairy, beef, tomatoes, tea, coffee), complemented by in-depth examination of the policies, rules and institutions that have guided the globalisation project. He remains a skeptical internationalist - believing in the promise of a better world but frustrated by the obstacles that beset this objective.