As part of QAAFI’s Strategic Plan 2022-2026, the following leaders of four new Institute-wide multi-disciplinary themes have been announced. The theme leaders will work across centres to help facilitate major new initiatives.

  • Associate Professor Heather Smyth: Deputy Director of Research
  • Professor Damian Hine: Agribusiness, Value Chains and the Bioeconomy
  • Dr Barbara George-Jaeggli: Sustainable Agrifood Systems
  • Associate Professor Lee Hickey: Predictive Agriculture
  • Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa: Healthy Agriculture and Food for Healthy Communities.