Ms Cecile Godde

Research Scientist

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Dr. Cécile Godde is a Food Systems Research Scientist working at CSIRO in the Global Food and Nutrition Security team (

She is passionate about the challenges in relation to agriculture, food security and global change, at the farm level as well as in a national and global context.

Prior to joining CSIRO, Cécile acquired other international experiences working on conservation and sustainable agricultural development projects for the non-governmental organisation Greening Australia (Australia), the International Livestock Research Institute (Costa-Rica), the multinational MARS Inc. (Brazil) and the French governmental agency for organic agriculture-Agence BIO (France).

Other Interests

Her main fields of scientific interest include: food security, drivers and trade-offs of land-use dynamics; livestock; grazing systems modelling; climate change and climate variability (impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies); soil carbon sequestration.

Cecile is also one of 80 female scientists who have been selected worldwide to participate in the world-class leadership, strategic and science initiative and outreach for women: the Homeward Bound Program, which culminated with a month training in Antarctica (

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-

    Australian Rangelands Conference presentation Award
    The Rangeland Journal, Australian Rangeland Society, CSIRO publishing

  • 2019-

    Open Science meeting presentation Award
    Global Land Use Program

  • 2018-

    Queensland Women in STEM Prize
    Australian Government

  • 2018-

    Postgraduate Student of the Year
    The University of Queensland

  • 2018-

    Next Generation Directors Award

  • 2018-

    Excellence Award
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation - The University of Queensland

  • 2017-

    Future Farming Prize – New science that will benefit Animal Health

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    Global Food and Nutrition Security team

Academic Qualifications

  • 2019

    Doctoral degree
    The University of Queensland & CSIRO - Australia

  • 2014

    Master's degree - Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    AgroParisTech - France

Professional Experiences

  • 2017

    Homeward Bound Participant
    Year-long Leadership, Strategic, Visibility, Communication and Science program for women in STEM

  • 2017

    Young Scientists Summer Program Participant
    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria

  • 2016-2019

    PhD student
    The University of Queensland-QAAFI and CSIRO-Agriculture and Food, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2015

    International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), CATIE research centre, Costa Rica

  • 2015

    Research Assistant
    CSIRO - Agriculture Flagship, Brisbane, Australia


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