Prof. Gabrielle Persley

Professor Gabrielle Persley AM is a senior strategic science leader, and works with some of the world’s leading agricultural research and development agencies, including the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR); and international agencies, notably the World Bank and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and its international agricultural research centres. In 2017, Persley was appointed as a member of the ACIAR Commission.

Professor Persley has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Queensland, Australia, based on research conducted in Africa. The University of Queensland awarded Professor Persley the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2014 for her distinguished contributions to international science and technology in relation to food security. Professor Persley was also appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) by the Government of Australia in 2010 for her services to international science in development and livestock health in Africa.