Researcher biography

Professor of Biometry

Research Interests:

Research at the interface between applied statistics and quantitative genetics with extensive publications on the analysis and interpretation of multi-way data from large-scale plant breeding experiments, particularly those involving genotype by environment interaction. Theory and application of pattern analysis - clustering and ordination procedures - appropriate for data collected from plant breeding experiments and/or stored in germplasm databases. Analysis, interpretation and impact of genotype x environment interaction for primary economic plant attributes (yield and quality) and data management, integration and analysis (bioinformatics).

Other Activities:

Past President of the International Biometric Society (2010-11) and the Statistical Society of Australia Incorporated (2005-07). Life member of the Statistical Society of Australia Incorporated (2010). Australian Medal for Agricultural Science from the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (1998).

Previous Head of the School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences (2001-10).

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and Institute of Statisticians (which has merged with the Royal Statistical Society).

Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Rice Research Institute (2013-15).

Areas of research