My role in the department
As part of my current duties at DPIRD, I provide techinical support to the cereal pathology group. I am proficient in the identification, production and maintenance of fungal pathogens and I provide detailed disease and growth assessments in the field and glasshouse. This data is compiled and used in the National Variety Testing program as well as the Crop Variety Sowing Guides.
I have more than 27 years of experience at DPIRD, commencing my career in pasture evaluation. I have contributed to the cereal pathology group for the majority of my career, providing technical assistance and examining foliar diseases in wheat. I have been responsible for the design, implementation and management of disease screening trials in the field, glasshouse and laboratory.
- National Variety Testing Agreement – foliar diseases of wheat and barley. GRDC funded project – DAW00235
- Improved genetic solutions for the management of yellow spot in wheat. GRDC funded project – DAW00247
- BSc in Biology, Murdoch University