Our staff

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Staff profiles

Project Officer

Toni is a Project Officer for the Farming Systems Innovation Directorate. Her role focuses on coordination of HR recruitment related activities of the directorate and liaising between the directorate, HR and other...

Tyler Hall
Senior Project Officer

Tyler has recently commenced with the Department to lead commercialisation of the next apple chosen for the market by the Australian National Apple Breeding Program (ANABP). Tyler has significant experience in quality...

Dr Umair H Khan
Research Scientist

Research Scientist in the Climate Resilience Program at DPIRD


Valeria Almeida Lima
Research Scientist

Valeria joined DPIRD in 2020, originally as a fruit research scientist in Carnarvon, where she implemented trials on protected cropping and trellised fruit growing systems. Valeria has transitioned to the vegetable team...

Vanessa Stewart
Development Officer

My role involves ensuring that the Western Region has people with the skills in crop production and crop protection research agronomy to continually innovate at the local level to address evolving R&D priorities. I...

Vince Lambert
Technical Services Manager Merredin

As the Technical Services manager for Merredin I am responsible for coordinating our technical support, facilities and resources to ensure they are used efficiently and effectively. This includes the allocation of...

wayne parker
Research Scientist

Wayne is a research scientist in soil science, currently working on DPIRD soil constraint projects and delivering to clients throughout the state. He enjoys working with growers, grower groups and the GRDC to develop...

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Research Scientist, Genetic Improvement

Yong is a Research Scientist working with the Genetic Improvement portfolio. He leads the Molecular Genetics group. Through collaboration with universities and breeding companies, Yong works on...

Yu-Yi Liao
Technical Officer

Yu-Yi joined the department in 2020 as a Technical Officer working in various grape and wine research and development activities, while also supporting other horticultural activities including apples and citrus.

Zac Way
Technical Officer

Zac is a Technical Officer in the Soil Science and Crop Nutrition portfolio where he undertakes soil/plant sampling and monitoring of field research trials located throughout the Wheatbelt and Mid-west regions. 

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