Integrity. Inclusivity. International excellence.

These are the core values that guide us in achieving our scientific aims while fostering a collaborative mindset for all of plant science.

We are governed by an Executive Committee, which has several focused sub-committees, and we receive advice and guidance from a Centre Advisory Committee and a Science Advisory Panel.

Developing our researchers is important to us, so each committee includes an early-career researcher to represent this cohort of our team.

CENTRE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Centre Advisory Committee: 

  • contributes to the development of our strategies and vision; 
  • establishes and strengthens linkages between academia, industry and government; 
  • advises the leadership team and the administering organisation on our strategic research focus, our structure and general operating principles, and management of intellectual property and commercialisation. 

Members include representatives of government, academia, the plant science community, industry, business, law and policy, and research and development corporations.  

SCIENCE ADVISORY PANEL

The Science Advisory Panel advises on, and guides, our research planning and research outputs, to ensure the rigour of our research and the quality of our research outputs are at world-leading standard. 

With experience spanning the fields of plant development, evolution, modelling and crop science, the Panel also offers an international perspective on our research field, advising Centre leaders and the Advisory Committee on our strategic research direction. 

Members include senior personnel from leading international organisations (some of which are our partners), the Australian Government, and Australian research and development corporations

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee supports the Centre Director in making important management decisions.
The Committee ensures that its membership adequately represents each of our major research themes.

The Executive Committee has two sub-committees:

OUTREACH WORKING GROUP

The Outreach Working Group facilitates the promotion of our research to our educational partners and the wider community including schools, industry, government and the public at large. 

This includes: 

  • identifying outreach projects and strategies for implementation, for recommendation to the Executive Committee;
  • working with our Chief Investigators to develop and implement strategies that create opportunities for engaging and collaborating with partners and other stakeholder groups;
  • collaborating across the Centre’s Nodes to ensure our research is promoted, in a timely and appropriate manner, to industry and commercial partners, and to the wider community.

RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP

The Researcher Development Working Group leads our strategic initiatives to enhance the leadership skills and resilience of our researchers, including early-career researchers and higher degree research students. 

This includes collaborating across the Centre’s Nodes to identify researchers’ training and development needs, and sourcing/developing appropriate training and development activities, programs, and other resources to facilitate the development of our researchers.  

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