Professor Roger Leigh is the Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and the Director of the Waite Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. Professor Leigh joined the University in October 2006, and was formerly Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge.
Professor Leigh’s research interests lie in the area of nutrient transport in plants. He has published widely and is a well-known expert in this area. He is immediate Past President of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture and has been Vice-President and President of the Society for Experimental Biology in the UK.
The University of Adelaide has invested in a number of new Institutes to tackle the most pressing social, economic and environmentl problems of our time. The Waite Research Institute brings together researchers from a range of disciplines including plant biology, genetics, soil sciences, agronomy, clinical nutrition and agricultural economics. They will pool their expertise to find solutions to major problems including meeting the challenge of ensuring global food security and providing Australia’s agricultural, wine and food industries with innovative research-led developments.