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The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine has more than 200 staff involved in research and teaching, 150+ postgraduate students and 700+ undergraduate students enrolled in its internationally renowned degree programs. 

A particular strength of our staff is the ability to combine basic and enabling research to deliver new options and opportunities for ‘added value’ agriculture, food and wine production. We respond to new opportunities to apply science and technology to heightened consumer expectations of food quality, together with the social and political responsibilities associated with sustainable environmental and economic development. 

Professor Jason Able 

Professor Jason Able

Head of School, Agriculture, Food and Wine

Professor Jason Able was awarded his PhD from the University of Queensland in 2001 and has been at the University of Adelaide since that time. During this period he has led (and leads) national breeding programs in cereals and legumes, and has contributed to the commercial development and release of varieties that are grown nationwide.

Since 2012, he has attracted in excess of $35 million in research income, a significant portion of which has been used in developing new higher-yielding, disease-resistant, quality-enhanced crop varieties. Jason’s research extends beyond application and breeding, where he has published more than 60 high quality peer-reviewed publications across a broad range of research domains. Through his consultative engagement with industry, he has also built an extensive network of stakeholders across the agricultural sector, most notably in the grains sector (to date).

As Head of School, part of Jason’s remit is to lead the strategic development of research, teaching and engagement that will shape the School’s success for the years ahead. 

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