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Dr Cathryn O’Sullivan completed both her Bachelor and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Queensland. Her early research explored the role of microbes in the treatment of solid waste and wastewaters, the production of biofuels and the cycling of nutrients (particularly carbon) in freshwater and marine sediments.

Her recent work has expanded to explore interactions between plants and soil microbes involved in plant nutrition and biocontrol of crop diseases, as well as the ways that researchers can help the Controlled Environment and Urban farming industries. Her work uses microbial, molecular and physiological tools to explore ways to improve food production with a focus on disease control, nutrient use efficiency, waste reuse and alternative growing systems.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2005

    University of Queensland

  • 2001

    Bachelor Engineering (Env hons)
    University of Queensland