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Advisory Board

The CEED Advisory Board is comprised of eminent Australian scientists. The function of the Advisory Board is to provide strategic advice to the Centre's Executive and to add value to the Centre's vision. They are:

Prof Alistar Robertson

Professor Robertson was Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and then Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UWA. Since retiring in mid 2013, he has joined the School of Plant Biology as an Emeritus Professor. His research interests include Plant-animal interactions and their effects on ecosystem processes in marine habita ...
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Position at CEEDChair of the Centre Advisory Board
Prof Melissa Brown

Professor Melissa Brown is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland.  Melissa completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne in 1993, on blood cell growth factors and their role in human leukaemia. She then undertook postdoctoral training at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and King’s College in Lo ...
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Prof Margaret Byrne

Margaret Byrne is Director of the Science and Conservation Division where she is active in the interface between science and policy in biodiversity conservation and management. Margaret has a strong interest in effective leadership and management and sees the integration of good people management and strategic business development as critical to th ...
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Dr Tony Peacock

Dr Tony Peacock is the Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centres Association. With more than two decades as CEO of industry research organisations, Tony is an expert on collaboration between industry and academia. Tony is a passionate advocate for applied research and was the 2010 winner of the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Prom ...
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Mr David Shelmerdine

Mr Shelmerdine brings exceptional skills in finance, business and philanthropy to our Advisory Board.  He was previously Chair of The Myer Foundation Company, and currently holds a number of roles as Chair, President and Board member with various philanthropic and scientific organisations. He holds a particular passion for research into susta ...
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