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Dr Julianne Lilley

Group Leader


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Dr Julianne Lilley is a crop scientist with CSIRO and has over 30 years research experience in crop physiology. She uses crop, pasture and livestock models in a farming systems context for application in agricultural research across Australia and internationally. Her research has included dual purpose cropping, canola productivity and phenology, climate change impacts, crop water-use efficiency, whole-farm productivity and resource protection.

Julianne is Leader of the Mixed Farming Innovations group within Agriculture and Food.

Previous work contributed significantly to the GRDC (Grains Research and Development Corporation) funded National Water-Use Efficiency Initiative, which was awarded a CSIRO Medal for Research Impact and the prestigious Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture in 2014.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

Academic Qualifications

  • 1990

    PhD (Agriculture)
    University of Queensland

  • 1985

    BAgrSc (Hons)
    University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2020

    Group Leader
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 1999-present

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO Plant Industry and CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 1998-1999

    Program Officer
    AusAID, Canberra

  • 1997

    Research Fellow
    John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

  • 1994-1997

    Post Doctoral Fellow
    CSIRO Plant Industry

  • 1991-1994

    Post Doctoral Fellow
    CSIRO Tropical Crops and Pastures

  • 1989-1990

    Research Agronomist
    Qld Department Primary Industries

Achievements and Awards

  • 2013

    CSIRO Medal for Research Impact

  • 2014

    Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture
    Australian Museum


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