Our staff

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Staff profiles

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Bioeconomic Modeller

Dr Sparks leads the Systems Modelling and Climate and Weather branch in DPIRD’s Farming Systems Innovation Directorate. The team conducts research and development activities and enhance decision support tools and...

Alex Edward
Principal Policy Officer

Alex Edward is the Principal Policy Officer for the Grains Industry. 

Alex's role involves using her extensive agricultural industry knowledge and industry networks to lead policy analysis, advice, implementation...

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...

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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
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...

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Research Scientist

Anna is a bieconomic modeller working in DPIRD's Crop Protection portfolio, developing decision support tools for foliar disease management in broadacre crops. Existing tools that Anna has contributed to are YellowSpotWM...


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