Professor Roger Leigh
Professor Roger Leigh is the Director
of the Waite Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. Professor Leigh
joined the University in October 2006 and was Head of the School of Agriculture,
Food and Wine until early 2010 when he stepped down to concentrate on his
current role. Prior to moving to Adelaide he was Professor of Botany at the
University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge. Before
Cambridge, Professor Leigh worked at Rothamsted Experimental Station in the UK,
rising to the post of Deputy Director.
Leigh’s research interests lie in the area of nutrient transport in plants. He
has published widely and is a well-known expert in this area. He is immediate
Past President of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture and has been
Vice-President and President of the Society for Experimental Biology in the UK.
Entry last updated: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013
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