2015 Conference Scholars


Profitability, Sustainability and Risk

10-12 August 2015


Program & Presentations
Sir John Crawford Memorial Address
Conference Scholars


There were a total of 45 successful scholars and young agricultural scientists sponsored for the 2015 Annual Crawford Fund Conference. The 2015 scholars attended the parliamentary conference, as well as our special Crawford Fund Scholars Day—a full day of activities and engagement at the national science centre Questacon.

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Scholars are listed below according to their sponsoring committee or organisation. Click on the link to view scholar bios and reports. All reports will be added in the coming weeks.

ACT Committee
Naveenkumar Athiyannan, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Ritika Chowdhary, CSIRO
Sam Malfroy, Plant Health Australia
Elena Martin Avila, Australian National University
Hannah Osborn, Australian National University
John Rivers, Australian National University
Sahibzada Shafiullah, Charles Sturt University
Kimberley Tilbrook, CSIRO

NSW Committee
Tom Borowski, The University of Sydney
Manannan Donoghoe, The University of Sydney
Sharna Holman, The University of Sydney
Benjamen Lenehan, The University of Sydney
Anika Molesworth, Charles Sturt University
Bezaye Tessema, University of New England
Muhammad Tufail, Charles Sturt University
Josephine Wright, The University of Sydney

Qld Committee
Gurion Ang, The University of Queensland
Massimiliano De Antoni Migliorati, Queensland University of Technology
Brodie Foster, The University of Queensland
David Innes, The University of Queensland
Monal Lal, James Cook University
Anika Miller-Cooper, The University of Queensland
Usana Nantawan, Griffith University
Caspar Roxburgh, Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

NT Committee
Johanna Nielsen, University of Southern Queensland
Megan Williams, The University of Melbourne

WA Committee
Nikki Dumbrell, The University of Western Australia
Lachlan Hunter, The University of Western Australia

SA Committee
David Brunton, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
James Cowley, The University of Adelaide
Jessica Tan, SARDI
Shuangxi Zhou, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Tas Committee
Miriam McCormack, University of Tasmania
Katie Mulder, University of Tasmania

Vic Committee
Jen Bond, Mallee Sustainable Farming
Kelly Stanger, The University of Melbourne
Hannah White, La Trobe University

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)
Jenny Eather, Australian National University/Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)

Tanapan Sukee, The University of Melbourne

Gardiner Foundation
Mary Abdelsayed, Holstein Australia
Martin Foerster, Monash University

Global Youth Ag-Summit (GYAS)—Bayer CropScience
Brittany Dahl, Australian National University
Victoria Pilbeam, Australian National University
Tom Rochford, Deakin University
Sally Stead, The University of Melbourne