Madeline is a plant scientist with broad interests in the social, economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture. While at CSIRO and the University of Cambridge, she collaborated with industry and community partners as well as diverse researchers to understand plant growth and to develop novel food, fuel and fibre crops for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.
Madeline is a member of the Riverine Plains farming system group’s Research Advisory Council and a Director of Cambridge Australia Scholarships as well as Chair of their PhD selection committee. She is an advocate for gender equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM and an alumna of the global leadership initiative, Homeward Bound. Her skills in science communication have been recognised by an ACT Young Tall Poppy Award and selection in the Superstars of STEM program.
At Food Agility, she uses these diverse skills and interests to develop, contribute to and lead research projects to demonstrate the value of natural capital in agriculture for productive, profitable and climate resilient farm systems.
Madeline holds a joint role with Food Agility and the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University.