Dr Ross Darnell


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Dr Ross Darnell is a Research Scientist with the CSIRO's Data61 Business Unit focusing on survey and experimental design and statistical modelling of environmental and agricultural systems.
In current projects he is developing statistical models of the risk associated with the production of aflatoxin in maize crops in Nepal with the USAID funded PostHarvest Loss Innovation Labs and on-farm field experimentation and fundamental statistical models to predict plant pest in agricultural crops.
In past projects, Dr Darnell has reviewed data and software needs for agricultural industries in Australia.
Dr Darnell joined CSIRO in 2008, having extensive experience as a statistical consultant in research and academic institutions in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK), his previous role as senior lecturer in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland.
He has spent time as a biometrician for New South Wales Agriculture, responsible for the statistical design and analyses of agricultural research projects undertaken in the North East region of New South Wales (NSW).

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003