Our staff

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Staff profiles

Dr Karen Holmes
Research Scientist

I work with a team of soil, water, and data scientists, supplying advice and information products to increase agricultural production and efficiency, and decrease environmental risks.  My goal is to make soil information...

Karyn Reeves
Biometrician

Karyn’s role in biometrics involves applying mathematical and statistical methods in the design and analysis of agricultural trials, and in the interpretation and presentation of the results.

Karyn is...

Kate Pritchett
Research Officer

I am a Research Officer in the Livestock Industries directorate, primarily working in the sheep and cattle industries. My core duties include industry analysis, forecasting and modelling of Western Australian livestock...

Katherine Smart
Project Manager, Grains R&D entity Business Operations

I am responsible for the Grains R&D Business Development portfolio and also lead the $20M Royalties for Regions funded 'Boosting Grains R&D' project.  This focusses on the development of new infrastructure, new...

Kawsar Salam
Research Scientist

Dr Salam works in the crop disease modelling and forecasting group. Her primary responsibility is to develop and validate risk models highlighting the seasonal impacts of diseases in grain crops. This information is used...

Kerry Regan
Director Grains Research and Innovation

Kerry Regan manages the Grains Research and Industry Innovation branch’s R&D sections, which focus on improving grain productivity and profitability for sustainable farming systems in WA. The sections include...

Kith Jayasena
Research Scientist

Dr Jayasena joined the Albany district office in 1999 as a cereal pathologist. His research, currently supported by the Grain Research and Development Cooperation (GRDC), is focused on understanding the causes of major...

kylie chambers
Research Scientist

Kylie is a Research Officer based in Northam with a focus on plant pathology. Her work currently focuses on disease epidemiology, farm testing of disease management...

Laura Fagan - Team member
Development Officer

My current role involves developing mobile applications (MyPestGuide™) to support the collection of e-surveillance data and provide evidence of pest absence.  This evidence will be used to develop and maintain continued...

Headshot of Lewis Mavrantonis
Rural Business Development Unit, Project Manager (Acting)

I am the Project Manager of the Rural Business Development Unit (RBDU) at the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA). The RBDU designs, develops, and administers schemes of assistance for farming...

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