New Director announced for Roseworthy

Friday, 18 February 2000

Adelaide University's commitment to rural Australia has been further reaffirmed with the appointment of one of its leading scientists as Professor and Director of the Roseworthy Campus.

The newly appointed Director is Professor Simon Maddocks, who has worked at the University's Waite and Roseworthy campuses for more than 10 years.

Professor Maddocks is recognised internationally for his research in animal science, particularly in the field of reproduction biology. He has developed collaborative research projects across the University, with other universities, and with colleagues in the South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI).

Adelaide University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary O'Kane, says Professor Maddocks's appointment represents a major commitment to the Roseworthy Campus by the University, along with the State Government and industry partners.

"Professor Maddocks has exceptional skills in management, communication and industry relations, and his appointment will benefit the rural community and industries, potential students, collocated partners on the Roseworthy Campus and the University as a whole," she says.

"Dryland agriculture and animal production represent the major rural activities in South Australia, and the refocus of Roseworthy over the past few years as a centre of excellence in these areas means the campus will have an important impact on agriculture in this State and around the nation.

"Professor Maddocks is an ideal choice for the position, providing a driving focus for agricultural education and research at Roseworthy."

Professor Maddocks's previous position was as a half-time Director of the Roseworthy Campus, shared with his other responsibilities in the Department of Animal Science. The University has upgraded this position to a full-time professorial position.

The Vice-Chancellor thanked the South Australian Farmers Federation for its involvement in the selection panel which chose Professor Maddocks for the position.


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