Our staff

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Staff profiles

Chris Shelfhout
Principal Research Scientist

Dr Chris Schelfhout is an agricultural scientist with a background in plant breeding. He has over ten years experience working in northern Western Australia. Recently Chris relocated to Kununurra to lead the irrigated...

Christiaan Valentine
Research Scientist

Christaan is working to develop new and novel insect and disease traps. Smart traps are being erected in the grainbelt as part of a research project on the development of remote surveillance technology to improve crop...

Christine Zaicou-Kunesch
Manager, Regional Intelligence and Adoption, Mid West

Christine works within the Farming Systems Innovation Directorate of the Primary Industries Pillar. Her focus is to enable innovative farming systems that create wealth and enhance the liveability of regional landscapes...

Chris Ham
Senior Development Officer

Chris works in the West Kimberley and Pilbara Irrigated Agriculture team representing the department across the North West of Western Australia, providing advice, information on products and conducting research to...

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...

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Technical Officer

Chris is a technical officer based in Wongan Hills. He maintains weather stations across northern WA.

Ciara Beard
Research Scientist

Ciara is a plant pathologist based in the Geraldton Port Zone. She conducts research in the field and laboratory to...

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...

Colin Gordon
Senior Technical Officer

Colin is a Senior Technical Officer and industry lead for table grapes. He has been involved in research and development of viticulture production systems in Western Australia for more than 45 years.

Having been...

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...

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