Dr Hannah Robinson

Barley Breeder

InterGrain Pty Ltd

In the changing Australian environment, where rainfall is becoming less reliable and extreme weather events more frequent, it is more important than ever that we develop climate ready crops. Imagine a world where we can broaden arable land through improved crop adaptation. This would enable greater production, essential to feeding the growing global population, despite the harshening environmental conditions.

The application of research and new technologies to improve crop adaptation and production is a key focus of Dr Hannah Robinson’s work as Barley Breeder at InterGrain Pty Ltd. Hannah holds a PhD in Quantitative Genetics from the University of Queensland (2018) and a Bachelor of Plant Science (Honours) from the Australian National University (2013). She remains an Adjunct Fellow with the University of Queensland and supervises Masters and PhD students from Curtin University and the University of Wollongong.

The translation of research into practical outcomes for the Australian agriculture industry is a strong passion of Hannah’s and the driver to focus her career in plant breeding. She is an advocate for females in science and has been part of the ATSE Wonder of Science program and a recipient of the 2018 Women in Triticum Award.

Dr Hannah Robinson is a Superstar of STEM.