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Centre Manager & Industry Liaison Officer ARC ITTC Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation, Macquarie University

Dr. Marianne Peso manages the ARC ITTC Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation which aims to develop new, sustainable and environmentally friendly tools for controlling fruit fly pests that threaten horticulture.

She facilitates communication between researchers, industry, and university stakeholders. She works part-time on her animal behaviour research, focusing on Queensland fruit fly learning and its implications for biosecurity.

She is also an expert in social insect behaviour and pheromones in honey bee colonies.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Macquarie University
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Western Australia
  • 2012–2013
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Australian National University


  • 2012 
    Macquarie University, PhD
  • 2008 
    Brock University, MSc