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Recognised among Australia’s most dynamic and inspiring female scientists, is TIA’s very own Dr Fiona Kerslake.

Dr Kerslake is one of 30 Australian women selected to join Science and Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM program in 2017. The program aims to develop science role models for young women, which Dr Kerslake says is particularly important for agriculture.

Dr Kerslake is TIA’s Acting Centre Leader for Horticulture and also leads a number of fascinating research projects in collaboration with Australia’s grape, wine and cider sectors.

“Meeting all these amazing women in completely diverse fields from what I’m doing [through Superstars of STEM] has been very valuable. I’m grateful for being in the field I’m in and I’ve had a very supportive manager, who has been incredibly supportive of me taking risks in my position and creating an enabling environment,” Dr Kerslake said.