Professor Robert Henry
Professor Robert Henry

BSc (Hons) Qld, MSc (Hons) Macquarie, PhD La Trobe, DSc Qld

Director of QAAFI | Publications

Phone: +61 (7) 3346 0552 
Fax: +61 (7) 3346 0555
Office: Room 3307, Level 3, The John Hay Building, Queensland Biosciences Precinct [#80]
Post: 306 Carmody Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072

Deputy Director
Stephen Williams
Phone: 07 3346 0585

Areas of responsibility
Professor Henry is Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation and is responsible for its strategic directions, scientific appointments, budgets, performance, representation and reporting to stakeholders.

Professor Robert Henry conducts research on the development of new products from plants. He is Professor of Innovation in Agriculture and Foundation Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), a Research Institute of the University of Queensland established in collaboration with the Queensland Government. He was previously Director of the Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics at Southern Cross University, Research Director of the Grain Foods CRC and Research Program Leader in the Queensland Agricultural Biotechnology Centre. His current research targets plant genome sequencing for the capture of novel genetic resources for diversification of food crops to deliver improved food products.

Robert Henry has been involved in establishing several Cooperative Research Centres in Australia and has contributed to the management of research funding by Rural Research and Development Corporations.

He is a graduate of the University of Queensland (B Sc (Hons)), Macquarie University (M Sc (Hons)) and La Trobe University (Ph D). He was awarded a higher doctorate (D Sc) by the University of Queensland for his work on variation in plants, is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a recipient of the Guthrie Medal for his contributions to cereal chemistry. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Robert Henry was foundation senior editor of the Plant Biotechnology Journal. He is a highly cited scientist (ISI) in agriculture.

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