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Staff profiles

Hayley Smythe
Client Engagement Advisor

I am involved in the coordination and development of communication activities for the Industry and Economic Development pillar.

I work closely with staff to develop and enhance communication plans for their...

Senior Research Officer

As DAFWA’s State Land Use Planning Coordinator, I work with a small team who provide advice and information about agriculture to land use planners in state and local government. I also support the Commissioner of Soil...

Huaan Yang
Molecular Geneticist

I manage the Lupin Molecular Laboratory where we are developing DNA markers linked to genes of agronomic traits of interest in lupins. These markers are then applied in 'marker-assisted selection' to accelerate the...

Ian Foster
Research Officer

My work covers the effects of climate and weather on agriculture in WA, with emphasis on variability and change. This includes a wide range of agricultural and climate research and delivery, from seasonal prediction,...

Ian Pritchard
Project Manager, Field Research Portfolio

I am the Field Research Manager for a project delivering technical services and equipment to research projects. The field research teams are regionally based in Geraldton, Wongan Hills, Northam, Merredin, Katanning and...

Ian Wilkinson
Senior Policy Officer

I am a senior policy officer in the Grains area. This involves all areas of government business, including ministerials (drafting briefing notes, speech notes, ministerial replies, cabinet submissions, cabinet comments,...

Imma Farre
Research Officer

Using my skills on crop simulation modelling and Western Australia farming systems, I am contributing to the research objectives in the projects “Tactical Break Crop Agronomy in Western Australia” and “Sub-soil...

Jackie Bucat
Development Officer (Canola)

I am part of the Tactical Break Crop Agronomy Project. The current focus of this project is canola agronomy. Canola is worth over $800M to the WA economy. My role is to prepare extension messages and materials from the...

Janette Pratt
Development Officer

I am part of the Farm Business Integration team which gathers regional intelligence from industry to keep abreast of any issues and provide information to clients for tactical, timely and topical decision making.

Jason Bradley
Technical Officer

I currently provide technical support to a number of GRDC funded projects within the cereal pathology group, based at South Perth. My role is looking at plant response of barley to the most prevalent and industry...

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