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Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Dr Mark Farrell is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture & Food, where he leads the Biogeochemistry Team. His research probes fundamental soil processes and their interactions with plants, particularly carbon and nitrogen. He delivers results to a number of sectors including grains and cotton, as well as conducting research in natural systems, particularly in South Australia.


  • 2016–present
    Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2012–2016
    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2010–2012
    Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2009–2010
    Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
  • 2008–2009
    Postdoctoral Research Officer, Bangor University


  • 2009 
    University of Wales, Bangor, PhD