For domestic and international students

Phone: +61 7 3346 0554 or +61 7 3346 2779

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Postgraduate Coordinator at QAAFI for HDR student support
All centres for application,
scholarships and thesis stages
A/Prof. Ralf Dietzgen
Postgraduate Advisors
Centre for Animal Science Dr Peter James
Centre for Crop Science A/Prof. Daniel Rodriguez
Centre for Horticultural Science Dr Andrew Geering
Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences Dr Michael Netzel
QAAFI Award Committee

The QAAFI Award Committee assess QAAFI-funded opportunities (e.g. scholarships and awards) that supports our students and advisors.  The committee is responsible in reviewing and managing the assessment and ranking process in response to relevant changes to optimise quality assurance.  These QAAFI researchers volunteer their services and at least one academic from each QAAFI centre partake in the assessment process.

Centre for Animal Science

Dr Conny Turni

Dr Peter James

Centre for Crop Science

Dr Erik Van Oosterom

Dr Jack Christopher

Centre for Horticultural Science

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Dann

A/Prof. John Thomas

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences

Dr Heather Smyth

Dr Michael Netzel




Your support will help the Institute focus on improving tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors through high-impact science. With nearly a billion people already suffering from chronic hunger, and another two billion with little or no food security, the need for innovation in the food, fibre and agribusiness sectors has never been greater.

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Travelling to QAAFI

QAAFI is located within the Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80) at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus in Brisbane.

For information and advice about travelling to campus, please visit the UQ website.

To find your away around campus, we recommend using the free UQ Nav app, which contains searchable maps of UQ’s campuses. 

Delivery Address

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture
and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

The University of Queensland
Building 80, Services Road
St Lucia QLD 4072


Media and Communications

QAAFI Communications and Marketing Team

Margaret Puls | Marketing and Communications Manager (Part-time Monday-Wednesday)
T: +61 7 3346 0553 | M: +61 419 578 356 | E: 

Tyne Hamilton | Digital Marketing Officer (Part-time Monday-Wednesday)
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Liz Eden | Project Officer - Marketing and Communications (Monday-Thursday)
T: +61 7 3346 2168 | E: 


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QAAFI Science Seminar Series

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) has been hosting a high-profile weekly seminar series across the disciplines of agriculture, food and nutrition science since 2014. With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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