Executive Team

  • Professor Matthew Morell

    Institute Director
    The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Dr Michael O'Shea

    Dr Michael O'Shea

    Director, Institute Operations
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Professor Neena Mitter

    Centre Director, Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Professor Ben Hayes

    Centre Director, Animal Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Professor Ian Godwin

    Professor and Academic Centre Director
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa

    Centre Director, Nutrition & Food Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Centre Director of Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Mr Oliver Frith

    Mr Oliver Frith

    Business Development Manager
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Research Theme Leaders

Centre for Crop Science

Centre for Animal Science

  • Professor Ben Hayes

    Centre Director, Animal Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Professor Timothy Mahony

    Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
  • Professor Ala Tabor

    Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

    Dr Conny Turni

    Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science

    Associate Professor Sheila Ommeh

    Associate Professor and Senior Principal Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
  • Professor Alan Tilbrook

    Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
    Professorial Research Fellow
    School of Veterinary Science
  • Professor Mary Fletcher

    Emeritus Professor
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Affiliate Professor of School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

    Dr Natasha Hungerford

    Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
    Affiliate Senior Research Fellow of School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Ben Hayes

    Centre Director, Animal Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Professor Eugeni Roura

    Professorial Research Fellow & Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science

    Professor Mary Fletcher

    Emeritus Professor
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Affiliate Professor of School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

    Dr Mehrnush Forutan

    QAAFI Early Career, Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science

    Dr Athol Klieve

    Centre for Animal Science (QAAFI)
    Honorary Associate Professor
    Centre for Animal Science

    Dr Loan Nguyen

    Research Fellow/Senior Research officer
    Centre for Animal Science

    Associate Professor Luis Prada e Silva

    Principal Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science

    Dr Elizabeth Ross

    Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science

    Dr Kieren McCosker

    Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences

CAS Affiliate, Honorary and Adjunct appointments

Advisory Board

CCS Affiliate, Honorary and Adjunct appointments

Centre for Horticultural Science

CHS Affiliate, Honorary and Adjunct appointments

CNAFS Affiliate, Honorary and Adjunct appointments

Operations Team

  • Dr Michael O'Shea

    Dr Michael O'Shea

    Director, Institute Operations
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Dr Rona Barugahare

    Operations Manager
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Mr Oliver Frith

    Mr Oliver Frith

    Business Development Manager
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Mrs Vanessa Stott

    Senior Commercial Manager
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Mr Ric Tang

    Business Development Officer
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Carolyn Martin

    Ms Carolyn Martin

    Marketing and Communication Manager
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Mrs Natalie MacGregor

    Principal Media and Communications Officer & Principal Media and Communications Officer
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Megan Pope

    Miss Megan Pope

    Senior Marketing and Communications Officer & Principal Digital Marketing and Communications Officer
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Ms Meiliana Siauw

    Facilities and Safety Coordinator
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Mr Eric Pham

    Management Accountant
    Finance Professional Services - Institutes
    Hy-Gain Finance Coordinator
    Centre for Crop Science
    Ms Bogi Crilly-Toth

    Mrs Bogi Crilly-Toth

    Management Accountant
    Finance Professional Services - Institutes
    Cameron Doig

    Mr Cameron Doig

    Research Partnerships Officer
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Ms Jess Logan

    Ms Jess Logan

    DAF Partnerships Manager
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Emily Fraser

    Emily Fraser

    HR Business Partner
    HR Professional Services - Institutes
    Tess Bilkey

    Tess Bilkey

    Advisor, HR Client Partnering
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Mrs Annie Morley

    Mrs Annie Morley

    Executive Assistant
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Ms Danielle Aurora

    Administrative Officer/Executive Assistant
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Miss Mel Rowan

    Centre for Animal Science
    Centre Administration Officer/Coord
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

    Ms Janelle Low

    Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Centre Administration Officer/Coord
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Julianna Thomson

    Ms Julianna Thomson

    Project Manager & IRTG Project Manager
    Centre for Crop Science
    Angie Strelow

    Mrs Angie Strelow

    Hy-Gain Project Manager
    Centre for Crop Science
    Cassie Martinez

    Ms Cassie Martinez

    Research Portfolio Manager
    Centre for Crop Science

    Mrs Bindi Edirisinghe

    Administration Officer/Coordinator & Administration Officer
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

QAAFI Student Association