Associate Director – Agricultural Innovation

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Before joining the Victoria Drought and Innovation Hub as Associate Director (Agricultural Innovation) earlier in 2022, Sabine held several academic positions in plant science, including The University of Melbourne (from 2008-17), the University of Birmingham (UK, from 2017-18) and CQUniversity (from 2019-21).

Sabine's research broadly investigates plant responses in agro-ecosystems to changing environments, particularly in relation to increasing atmospheric CO2 and drought, to accelerate our understanding how the environment impacts ecosystem services and goods.

Sabine has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, including journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, and throughout her career she was also a keen teacher and has co-ordinated and taught 25 subjects into diplomas, bachelors, and master's degrees.

Sabine has a PhD and a MSc in plant science from the University of Graz, Austria. Her PhD was supported by a prestigious scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences.