New director announced for Roseworthy

Tuesday, 26 August 2003

The University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus, which is globally renowned for its excellence in agricultural research and education, now has a new Director.

Professor Phil Hynd, who is also interim Head of the School of Agriculture and Wine in the Faculty of Sciences, has been appointed Director of Roseworthy.

Located 50 km north of Adelaide, the Roseworthy Campus is the University of Adelaide's centre for research and education into dryland farming, agronomy and animal science, and involves partners from industry and government.

Professor Hynd has a distinguished career in the field of animal science and holds the position of Professor of Animal Production.

He has an international reputation for his work in combining animal nutrition with the application of genetic biotechnologies to improve animal performance. His research includes improvements to wool and hair follicles in sheep to provide better quality wool to industry and consumers.

"Phil Hynd has been instrumental in leading the discipline of animal science at the University of Adelaide into the 21st century, and we are pleased that he will apply his leadership to the Roseworthy Campus as its new Director," says the Vice-Chancellor, Professor James McWha.

"Roseworthy has become a major centre of teaching and research for the animal biotechnology and dryland agricultural industries. We believe Professor Hynd's scientific track record and his experience with industry and government will enable Roseworthy to enhance its already excellent national and international reputation."

Professor Hynd says he looks forward to building on Roseworthy's excellence in research and education, and community outreach.

"Roseworthy continues to draw major funding from industry and government, and the campus is among the top centres of agricultural science and education in Australia," Professor Hynd says.

"I believe our work with campus partners, rural industries and government will become stronger than ever in the near future, with Roseworthy being a leading focal point for information, communication, learning and new technologies for the rural community."


Contact Details

Professor Phil Hynd
Roseworthy Campus
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 7871
Mobile: 0438 743 336

Dr Dean Revell
Senior Lecturer, Animal Science
University of Adelaide
Business: (08) 8313 7911