Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus

13-14 December 2021, Canberra

Speakers and Chairs

Our 2021 conference speakers and chairs are listed below with biographical details. Their address abstracts and presentations have been added where available.

The Hon John Anderson AO
Crawford Fund
Agnes Kalibata
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy
for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
Professor Prabhu Pingali
Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for
Agriculture and Nutrition
Dr Rob Horsch
Advisor, Global Commission on Adaptation at
World Resources Institute
Professor Pablo Zarco-Tejada
Remote Sensing & Precision Agriculture,
School of Agriculture and Food & Faculty of
Engineering and Information Technology,
The University of Melbourne
Dr Stacey Lynch
Senior Research Scientist
Virology Microbiology, Microbial Sciences,
Pests and Diseases, Agriculture Victoria Research,
Centre for AgriBioscience
Dr Andrew Barnes
School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science,
The University of Queensland
Rob Kaan
Managing Director For Australia & New Zealand,
Corteva Agriscience
Professor Andrew Robinson
Managing Director, CEBRA,
The University of Melbourne
Irene Kernot
Research Program Manager for Horticulture,
Chris Dale
Assistant Director,
Plant Health Surveillance and Diagnostics,
Plant Health Policy Branch, Biosecurity Plant Division,
Tarni Cooper
School of Veterinary Science and Centre for Communication and Social Change, The University of Queensland, former Crawford in Queensland Postgraduate awardee, volunteer, RAID member
Professor Nicola Spence
Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham,
Defra’s Chief Plant Health Officer and
Head of the National Plant Protection Organisation
David Gale
Data Management and Surveillance Communities,
Plant Health Australia and former Crawford Fund awardee
Dr Jay Anderson
Senior Research Fellow at Southern Cross University
and former Crawford Fund scholar, volunteer and mentor
Dr Walter Okelo
Research Scientist, CSIRO Land and Water
Dr Helen Scott-Orr AM
Crawford Fund NSW Committee Coordinator and
inaugural Commonwealth of Australia
Inspector General of Biosecurity
Dr Colin Chartres
Crawford Fund