Our staff

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Staff profiles

Ed Barrett-Lennard
Principal Research Scientist

Ed is the leader of a GRDC project 'Managing sodic and magnesic soils' and a team member in a GRDC project on subsoil constraints. Australia has the most extensive area of sodic/magnesic soils in the world. One...

Esther Walker
Research Scientist

Esther is a Research Scientist supporting senior scientists in a GRDC funded project involving the genetic control of stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB). SNB is a...

Fiona Evans
Premier’s Midcareer Fellow, Big Data in Agriculture

Dr Fiona Evans is currently taking leave without pay from DPIRD to take the prestigious position of Premier’s Midcareer Fellow, Big Data in Agriculture from 2017 to 2021. Her fellowship project ‘Transforming broadacre...

Gaofeng Zhou
Research Scientist

Dr Zhou works on the Barley Genetics project with DPIRD and Murdoch University as part of Western Barley Genetics Alliance. This project focusses on aspects of lupin...

Gavin Sarre
Technical Officer

Dr Sarre provides technical support in the soil productivity portfolio focussing on the crop nutrition and sub-soil acidity projects. This involves the implementation and...

Geoff Anderson
Research Scientist

Geoff’s role involves working with WA grains industry developing improved soil management practices. He is currently involved in two GRDC supported projects looking at...

Geoff Thomas
Research Scientist

Geoff is a plant pathologist based at the DPIRD South Perth office. His research focuses in two primary areas, epidemiology and integrated management of diseases impacting on production and sustainability of cereal and...

Georgie Troup
Research Scientist

Georgie works within the Frontline Agronomy team to deliver valuable oat research, extension and industry development as part of a GRDC supported project.

Glen Riethmuller
Research Scientist

Glen conducts machinery research on broadscale crops, such as improving seeders, sprayers and harvesters. He is very interested in showing growers the benefits of a controlled traffic farming system.


Glenn McDonald
Research Scientist

Glenn is a Research Scientist working in crop and soil science and based in the southern WA wheatbelt. The projects he’s working on are aimed at reducing the effect of soil constraints and improving the efficiency and...

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