Mr Simon Irvin

Aquaculture Biology - Team Leader

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Simon is a experimental scientist whose research focuses on sustainable aquaculture production. His research encompasses tropical and temperate species cultured in Australia and Asia. His research focuses on understanding animal nutrition and the development of novel ingredients. He currently leads the Ridley CRA which focuses on the development of the sustainable aquafeeds for Atlantic salmon, Barramundi and Tiger prawns.

Simon is the site Leader for CSIRO at the Bribie Island Research Centre (BIRC), the first dedicated multi-functional aquaculture research facility to be built in Australia. The Centre plays a significant role in technological development and extension to the aquaculture industry in tropical and subtropical Queensland

Simon is a supervisor and mentor in CSIRO’s Indigenous engagement program.

Other Interests

International Capacity Building and Training

Current Roles

  • Site Leader
    CSIRO Bribie Island

  • Project Leader
    Ridley CRA

  • Project Leader
    ACIAR Lobster Indonesia

Academic Qualifications

  • 1997


Achievements and Awards

  • 2014

    CSIRO Medal science impact