Our researchers

Lead researcher Institution/ Organisation
Professor Robert Henry Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, the University of Queensland
Dr Delwar Akbar Central Queensland University
Robert Poole KPMG Australia
Dr Chris Chilcott The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Professor Dean Jerry James Cook University
Mick Stephens Timber Queensland
Sean O’Meara PwC Australia
Shivin Kohli  AlphaBeta ( on behalf of AustCham ASEAN)
Professor Hurriyet Babacan The Cairns Institute, James Cook University
Matthew Osborne Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources
Michel Bermudes Western Australian Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development
Tony Matchett Savannah Ag Consulting
Assoc. Professor Surya Bhattarai Central Queensland University
Graham Harris Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Professor Daniel Rodriguez Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, the University of Queensland
Andrew Grant Availer
Geoff Dickinson Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Andrew Edwards Perfection Fresh
Dr Elio Jovicich Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Assoc. Professor Michael Dezuanni Queensland University of Technology – Digital Media Research Centre
Assoc. Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, the University of Queensland
Jeffrey Cooper North Regional TAFE
Steve Tiley Growcom
Ricky Archer Northern Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance
Professor Maxine Whittaker James Cook University
Dr David Hansen The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
David Leach Integria Healthcare
Paul Rosair NAJA Business Consulting Services