Craig Hull Science Protecting Plant Health 2017

Craig Hull

Dr Craig Hull obtained his PhD in entomology from the University of Queensland, on the chemical ecology and physiology of the Queensland fruit fly and subsequently worked on a range of agricultural pest species. Craig retains a strong interest in current research, particularly in the areas of insect behaviour and physiology. In 2008 Craig joined the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and has worked in a variety of roles across the Plant Division. He has contributed to risk assessments on a large variety of commodities, including biological control agents and the import of organisms for scientific research. Craig’s current role as the National Fruit Fly Coordinator provides a key linkage between state and territory governments, scientific research organisations and the department. Craig has represented the department at a range of domestic forums, including the National Fruit Fly Council, the Queensland Fruit Fly Area Wide Management Stakeholder Committee, the Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access and the Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics. Craig has maintained strong links to the research community, including being an end user advocate for PBCRC projects, and his work contributes to the negotiations with key trading partners to achieve significant trade outcomes for Australian horticulture. This includes new and improved market access, maintaining existing conditions and responding to concerns from international trading partners on fruit fly matters in Australia.

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