Research Lead Program 2: Future farming systems

Professor Ian Anderson | Research Lead | Program 2: Future farming systems

Professor Ian Anderson is currently Director at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment and the National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre, based at the Hawkesbury campus of Western Sydney University.

Prof. Anderson has an accomplished record of achievement in research, education and leadership as Director of the University’s first Institute. The HIE is now home to more than 60 world-class academics and 90 postgraduate research students whose expertise spans the full spectrum of life sciences research from genes to ecosystems.

Prof. Anderson is proud to lead Program 2 of the Future Food Systems CRC, which focuses on the emerging benefits from plant science innovation, applied robotics and automation, and digital technology for the horticultural sector. Basing activities around the world-class National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre glasshouse at Hawkesbury, Prof. Anderson is leading a diverse program of research that is set to enhance production within protected cropping environments.

This research will lead to a range of benefits for the industry including more effective indoor crop pollination, new techniques for automating repetitive crop production processes and improvements in food quality and safety through process automation.

Read more about Professor Anderson here.

Read about Western Sydney University’s state-of-the-art National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre glasshouse facility here.