Our staff

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Staff profiles

Harmohinder Dhammu
Research Scientist

Dr. Dhammu is working as a researcher and project manager at DPIRD based at Northam. He investigates herbicide tolerance of new varieties of grain crops since 2000 with an aim to improve farm profitability by reducing...

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...

Helen Collie
Technical Officer

Helen is a highly experienced agricultural and horticultural Technical Officer based in Manjimup, with a broad range of technological and people skills in the laboratory and field. 

Currently focusing on...

Helen Spafford
Manager Crop Protection

Helen has previously been the lead for the Insect and Disease Management team in the Horticulture and Irrigated Agriculture Directorate at DPIRD and led the management response to fall armyworm. After working in Plant...

Henry Brockman
Senior Research Scientist

Henry is a Senior Research Scientist within the Fruit and Perennial Crop program, where he works on assessing potential new horticultural crops in Western Australia. He is also the Commodity Proposal Developer for the...

Holly Cattermole
Technical Officer

Holly has been working in the Insect and Plant Disease Management branch since 2020. She has worked closely with a new invasive species that entered Western Australia; Spodoptera Frugiperda, Fall Army Worm (FAW). Holly’s...

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Research Scientist

Hossein is a research scientist who is working on genetic improvement for disease resistance with Grains Research & Industry Innovation. His...

Ian Foster
Senior Research Scientist

Dr Foster’s 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...

Ian Guthridge
Research Station Manager

Ian has been manager of the Manjimup Horticultural Research Institute since 2007, overseeing the facility’s technical service delivery teams. The research station hosts several projects designed to boost industry...

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