Dr Joanne Daly

CSIRO Fellow

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Joanne is a CSIRO Fellow. She is a former Group Executive of Agribusiness and Chief of Division. Her activities focus on strategy for national research collections and in agricultural sciences, and assisting with the developing science precinct in Canberra with the ANU in the area of transformational agriculture.

She has worked in CSIRO for over 30 years originally as a researcher in entomology. She chaired the ‘Expert Working Group on Security Australia’s Agricultural Future’ for the Australian Council of Learned Academies. She is an ACIAR Commissioner and has held a number of senior roles including Chair of the international body, GBIF, and was a member of the Biosecurity Advisory Council and the Australian e-Research Infrastructure Council. She was head of the Secretariat that assisted Government in the setting of National Research Priorities in 2002, during her 2-year secondment to the Federal Public Service.

Other Interests

Joanne is also involved in the Fulbright Commission Alumni Association in the ACT and is a member of the ACT chapter of the Crawford Fund.

Current Roles

  • CSIRO Fellow
    National research collections and informatics

  • Advisor
    Canberra national research precinct

  • Commissioner

Professional Experiences

  • 2010-Present

    Strtategic Advisor

  • 2007-2010

    Group Executive, Agribusines

  • 2003-2007

    Chief of Entomology

  • 2001-2002

    Branch Head, Science
    Federal Public Service

  • 1994-2000

    Program Leader, Pest Management

  • 1883-1994

    Research Scientist

  • 1980-1982

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    UC Berkeley

Achievements and Awards

  • 2004-present

    Fellow of Academy
    Australian Technological Sciences and Engineering

  • 2004-present


  • 2003

    Public Service Medal
    Australian Government

  • 1999

    Researcher of the Year
    Cotton Industry

  • 1980-1982

    Postdoctoral Award

Other highlights

  • 2009-2013

    Chair of Governing Board, GBIF


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