Our staff

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Staff profiles

Adrian Forrest
Technical Officer

Adrian is completing a Master of Agricultural Science, specialising in soil science and plant nutrition at the University of Western Australia. Alongside his Masters, Adrian is working with the Department’s vegetable...

Alana Byron
Administration Officer

Alana has been working with the department since 2020, providing adminsitrative support to the Horticulture and Irrigated Agriculture directorate. Alana's role includes paying invoices, raising purchase orders, assisting...

Alex Edward
Policy and Industry Development - Lead

Alex is currently the Principal Policy Officer for the Grains Directorate and leads a team with two roles within it. Her team provides high level policy analysis, advice, and implementation, strategic planning,...

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...

Alison Mathews
Research Scientist

Alison is an entomologist focusing on the area of sustainable pest management in horticultural crops across the south-west of Western Australia. Her main areas of work are temperate horticulture pests, integrated pest...

Alistair Hall
Technical Officer

Alistair is a Technical Officer for the Soil Re-engineering project in Northam; sampling, processing and analysing the chemical and physical properties of soil during amelioration.

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Research Scientist, Genetic Improvement, Perth

Dr Amanuel Bekuma is a Research Scientist working with the frost protection team.


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Entomology Technical Officer

Amber Balfour-Cunningham is a Technical Officer in Entomology working on surveillance and control of crop pests including...

Andrea Hills
Research Scientist

As a Research Scientist working across cereal, pulse and oilseed crop pathology, Andrea runs a regional trial program that addresses State and regional...

Andrew Blake
Research Scientist

Andrew is a Research Scientist based in Geraldton. As part of the Farming Systems Innovation team he is working on a GRDC-DPIRD research project investigating agronomic issues associated with ameliorating sandy soils....


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