Blog icon

Dr Andy Sheppard

Chief Research Scientist; Co-Executive Director DAFF-CSIRO Catalysing Australia's Biosecurity initiative; Director CSIRO European Laboratory

https://people.csiro.au/S/A/Andy-Sheppard

Contact

Please enter a valid first name

Please enter a valid last name

Please enter a valid email address

Please enter your message to send to the contact

Biography

Chief Research Scientist in CSIRO having joined the organisation in 1986 based in France. Based in Australia working on biosecurity and invasive species management.

Since 2006 has been a CSIRO Research leader of three different programs on plant, animal and environmental biosecurity and terrestrial biodiversity management. He was Research Director in the CSIRO Health & Biosecurity business unit from 2015-2021.

Current primary role is a secondment into the Commonwealth Department Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry as Co-Executive Director of DAFF-CSIRO Catalysing Australia's Biosecurity Initiative after instigating this parrtnership across both agencies. This $50-$100M Mission is due to launch in mid 2023.

He serves on a number of boards/advisory committees for the Federal Government National Biosecurity Committee and the CSIRO Centre of Australian National Biodiversity Research.

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

Also has a 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 International Member of the French Academy of Agriculture in 2020

Current Roles

  • Director
    CSIRO European Laboratory

  • Chief Research Scientist
    Biosecurity & Biological Invasions