Dr. Hannah Robinson

27 August 2018

Hannah is the Genomic Scientist at InterGrain, having joined the company upon the completion of her PhD research in 2017. Hannah holds a PhD in applied Quantitative Genetics from the University of Queensland, as well as an Honours degree in Plant Science from the Australian National University in collaboration with CSIRO. Her PhD research focused on improved understanding of the genetics controlling the barley root system, as well as the role of roots in improved yield stability under water-limited conditions. Hannah currently holds a joint appointment as an Industry Research Fellow within the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at The University of Queensland. In this role, Hannah spends half of her time as a researcher focused on advanced crop genomics and development of new breeding technologies.  

In her role at InterGrain, Hannah implements and optimises genomic breeding technologies, such as genomic prediction, across crops, while also providing support and capacity to the breeding programs for any genomic-assisted breeding needs. She also leads InterGrain’s genomics related research investments and is focused on the adoption of new breeding technologies for increased genetic gain. Hannah is passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of plant breeders and current supervises 12 students.