Our staff

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Staff profiles

Alex Edward
Policy Officer

I work on behalf of DPIRD to ensure government policy works to improve the efficiency and productivity of the grains industry. I am also a monitoring and evaluation coordinator. I provide support to project managers to...

Alex Douglas
Research Scientist

Alexandra leads a National research project, Locally Important Weeds, with co-funding from GRDC. This project focuses on four weeds of local importance to specific areas of the WA grainbelt. The weeds of concern are...

Andrea Hills
Research Scientist

As a Research Scientist for the cereal, pulse and oilseed Integrated Disease Management pathology project, Andrea runs a regional trial program that addresses state and regional disease issues, including collaborative...

Andrew Blake
Development Officer

I am a Development Officer working on the MyCrop project. The MyCrop products include a suite of diagnostic apps for wheat, barley, canola, lupins and field peas and will soon include oat crops.  These apps can assist...

Andrew van Burgel

Andrew is a biometrician (statistician) and works with staff from a wide range of projects to support the design of experiments and accurate analysis and interpretation of data. He currently manages the biometrics...

Angelo Loi
Senior Research Scientist

Angelo conducts research in pasture agronomy, developing new pasture legume cultivars and species. He works with growers to increase the sustainability of the medium and low rainfall mixed farming zone of southern...

Art Diggle
Senior Research Officer

Dr Diggle is Science and Innovation Leader of “Disease epidemiology and management tools for Australian grain growers”, a national GRDC project led by DPIRD with the...

Ben Biddulph
Research Scientist

Dr Biddulph’s role involves working with DPIRD’s strategic partners in the WA and national grains industry and overseeing grains industry research and...

Bindi Isbister
Research Scientist

Bindi is a Research Scientist for DPIRD for two GRDC funded projects. Bindi’s role is to assist growers adopt soil management practises providing the latest technical information and support to apply new technologies on...

Blakely Paynter
Senior Research Scientist

Blakely Paynter is a Senior Research Scientist. He currently leads and participates in barley and oat agronomy research projects in Western Australia. His research is focused around helping growers select suitable barley...


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