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I am a research scientist with over 25 years of experience with a strong interdisciplinary background and a systems approach to research for improved primary productivity and natural resource management outcomes. I work on linking climate science (short-term weather, seasonal and multi-decadal climate change scales) with food systems analysis to support decision making processes from farm-scale through to value chains and policy levels. To achieve these, I apply systems approach with a combination of spatial modelling, statistical analysis of climate-related data, whole-farm bio-economic modelling, value chain analysis and participatory engagement tools.

I lead large project teams in multi-cultural multi-institutional, multi-country and multi-disciplinary projects both in Australia and overseas. The focus of my work is on achieving Impact and Scaling of research to maximise benefits to the key stakeholders. I have wide international work, educational, living and travel experience in India, UK, France, the Netherlands, and Australia. This has helped to develop strong professional networks in Europe, South Asia, Australia-NZ.

I obtained my master’s degree from Cambridge University, UK and my PhD from Wageningen University, the Netherlands and have over 100 publications. While it is challenging to publish in an area of integrating ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ systems (integrating ‘hard’ empirical science with ‘soft’ participatory approaches), I have chosen and published in this area believing it to be critical for translation of science into action for impact.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    GRDC: Enabling analytics for grain crop monitoring applications - Spatial quantification of frost damage during vegetative and reproductive phases in wheat and barley

  • Project Leader
    AWP-ACIAR Water Management in Rainfed Areas - Outscaling Australian Supported R4D in Odisha, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

  • Project Leader
    ACIAR-ANU: Climate Smart Agricultural opportunities for enhanced food production in Papua New Guinea

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    Wageningen University / ITC, the Netherlands

  • 1993

    Cambridge University, UK

  • 1991

    Osmania University, India

  • 1989

    Osmania University, India

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2017

    CSIRO Ag&Food Director's Award for Impact

  • 2014-2014

    CSIRO Agriculture Flagship Award for Impact

  • 2014-2014

    Theo Murphy High Flyer Think Tank
    Australian Academy of Science

  • 2013-2013

    CSIRO Ethics Award

  • 2008-2008

    CSIRO Divisional Award

  • 2005-2007

    European Marie Curie Fellowship
    European Union

  • 2001-2004

    Netherlands Fellowship
    Netherlands Govt

  • 2004-2004

    United Nations University scholarship

  • 1992-1993

    Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar
    Cambridge University

  • 1984-1989

    National Merit Scholar
    Indian HR Ministry

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