Christie Warburton is a second-year PhD student with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.  Her research interest is in the development of multi-breed genomic evaluations for the north Australian beef industry. 

Christie grew up on a cattle station near Comet in central Queensland. With a passion for agriculture and the bush, Christie studied a Bachelor of Rural Science with Honours at the University of New England in Armidale. After graduating, Christie worked in a number of positions within the agricultural industry, in both academic and industry roles, before taking time away from her career to start and raise her family. She now lives with her family on a small farm in the Darling Downs, studying her PhD part-time while raising her son and supporting their family business.  
Contact: Christie Warburton, PhD candidate, Centre for Animal Science, QAAFI at UQ,  M. +61 437 840 853 or E. c.warburton@uq.edu.au