Our staff

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Staff profiles

Christine Zaicou-Kunesch
Research Officer

Christine works within the grains research team to determine the most profitable crop rotations and agronomic practices that maintain the long term benefits of soil amelioration while managing risk.

Chris McMullan
Technical Officer

Christopher works on the GRDC funded project 'Effective genetic control of Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in wheat crops'. This five year project has a series for field trials at Katanning, Northam and...

Ciara Beard
Research Scientist

Ciara is a plant pathologist based in the Geraldton Port Zone. Her role involves conducting research in the field and laboratory to improve understanding on how...

Senior Research Officer and Manager

I am Manager of the Mosaic Agriculture component of DPIRD’s Northern Beef Futures project, funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Mosaic Agriculture seeks to enhance the value of the...

Courtney Draper
Manager - Asian Market Success Royalties for Region project

I have the exciting role of managing the department’s three year, $6 million, Asian Market Success project funded by the Royalties for Regions program. The project will...

Dale Varnavas
Client Engagement Advisor

I am the communications advisor responsible for communication and marketing activities within the Research Development and Innovation directorate of the department.  I work closely with DPIRD scientists and research...

Daniel Huberli
Research Scientist

Dr Hüberli is a plant pathologist at DPIRD focusing on fungal cereal root and crown pathogens. He is the national lead on the ‘abiotic...

Daniel Real
Senior Research Officer (Forage Breeding and Agronomy)

I am the project leader of all the projects involving the domestication, breeding and animal production of the forage legume tedera. These projects are co-funded by DPIRD and Meat and Livestock Australia.

Daniel Renshaw
Technical Officer

Daniel works with the lupin breeding group on field support and pre-breeding laboratory activities. He helps with preparations for seeding and harvest and works as part of the field teams at peak work times. Daniel was...

Daron Malinowski
Technical Officer

I have been with DPIRD for two years and am currently a Technical Officer based at Northam working with the Soils Productivity team. Our team is looking at innovative approaches to managing subsoil acidity. Subsoil...

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