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Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Agriculture, CSIRO

Dr Sandra Eady is a Principal Research Scientist based at CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences, Armidale, NSW. Dr Eady is a geneticist with expertise in developing national breeding programs and implementing them on-farm. Her current activities, in CSIRO's Agriculture Flagship, expand her expertise in farming systems to the area of life cycle assessment, determining the carbon and water for agricultural products, on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profiles and opportunities for biosequestration of carbon. Dr Eady is lead author of a CSIRO report that explores the GHG mitigation and carbon storage opportunities from rural land use for Queensland and, more broadly, Australia, a publication that shaped the designed of nation policy on climate change. She is a member of the Flagship team working on policy frameworks for agriculture and greenhouse gas offset design within the Carbon Farming Initiative, and the impact of an emerging carbon market on rural land use. Sandra has also completed a number of lifecycle assessments for agricultural products and developed a publically available database of life cycle inventory published through AusLCI.


  • –present
    Principal Research Scientist, Animal, Food and Health Sciences, CSIRO