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Dr Andy Sheppard

Research Director, Director CSIRO European Laboratory, FRES, FTSE


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A Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO since 1986 based in France as well as Australia working on invasive species management.

Since 2006 has been a CSIRO Research leader of three different programs on plant biosecurity, invasive species management, terrestrial biodiversity management.

Current primary role is Research Director in CSIRO Health & Biosecurity for the Managing Invasive Species & Diseases Program.

He serves on a number of boards/advisory panels for the Federal Government, GRDC, MLA, School of Environmental Sciences Griffith University, BioProtection Centre Lincoln University (NZ), Centre of Australian National Biodiversity Research, SITplus consortium.

Is the non-residential Director of CSIRO’s European Laboratory in Montpellier since 2002.

Also has an active portfolio of research projects in weed and pest and invasive species management based on Australia, South Africa and France

He was elected to the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering in 2019 and an Associate Corresponding Member of the French Academy of Agriculture in 2020

Current Roles

  • Research Director
    Managing Invasive Species & Diseases

  • Senior Principal Research Scientist
    Biological Invasions

  • Site Leader
    CSIRO European Laboratory