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BIOSCIENCE PREC 306 CARMODY RD
ST. LUCIA QLD 4067 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Di Mayberry is a systems scientist who provides science leadership to global, regional, and farm-scale analyses that will future-proof livestock production systems against a range of challenges threatening their long-term viability and social license to operate. Her expertise contributes to science focused on overcoming the impacts of a changing and variable climate, diminishing resources, changing consumer demands, and pressure from consumers and government to decrease the impact of animal agriculture on the environment. Di’s research portfolio addresses these issues in both Australia and internationally, with projects across the Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining CSIRO in 2013, Di was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Queensland and completed her PhD in ruminant nutrition at the University of Western Australia. Di is also President of the Australian Association of Animal Sciences and sits on the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008

    PhD Ruminant Nutrition
    The University of Western Australia

  • 2003

    BSc Agriculture
    The University of Western Australia

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-2019

    Adjunct Senior Fellow
    The University of Queensland, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

  • 2009-2013

    Postdoctoral Research Officer
    The University of Queensland, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

  • 2008-2009

    Agronomist
    Leyte Rural Advancement Programme (Philippines) - through the Australian Government Youth Ambassadors Program

  • 2008-2008

    Research Officer
    Vertebrate Pest Research Section, Department of Agriculture and Food WA

  • 2007-2008

    Experimental Scientist
    CSIRO Livestock Industries

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2023-

    Guest Editor, Animal Production Science - Volume 16(4)

  • 2016-2022

    Associate Editor, Animal Production Science

  • 2021-

    Guest Editor, Animal Frontiers - Volume 11(5)

  • 2019-

    Guest Editor, Advances in Animal Biosciences - Volume 10(2)

  • 2018-

    Guest Editor, ANIMAL - Volume 12(s2)

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  • 2014-2023

    International Scientific Committee for the International Symposium on Herbivore Nutrition (2018 France; 2023 Brazil)

  • 2017-2022

    International Advisory Committee, Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilisation in Farm Animals

  • 2021-2022

    Scientific Program Chair, Australian Association of Animal Sciences Biennial Conference 2022

  • 2017-2021

    Local organising committee, 2018 & 2020 Australian Society of Animal Production Biennial Conference

  • 2012-2014

    Local organising committee, 8th International Workshop on Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilization in Farm Animals, Cairns 2014

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  • 2023-2026

    Australian Academy of Science, National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

  • 2022-2024

    Federal President, Australian Association of Animal Sciences

  • 2020-2022

    Federal Vice President, Australian Association of Animal Sciences

  • 2018-2020

    Federal Secretary, Australian Association of Animal Sciences

  • 2015-2019

    President, Australian Association of Animal Sciences - Queensland Branch

  • 2010-2015

    Treasurer, Australian Society of Animal Production - Queensland Branch

  • 2014-2017

    Vice President, Researchers in Agriculture for International Development