CSIRO Health and Biosecurity science review


CSIRO Health and Biosecurity

What I did

Every 4 or 5 years, each business unit in CSIRO is reviewed by a panel of external reviewers. The panel is supplied in advance with a comprehensive report describing each research program in the business unit’s portfolio.

In 2017, I edited the 5 program reports (~44,000 words) for the Health and Biosecurity business unit:

  • biosystems
  • nutrition and health
  • risk evaluation and preparedness
  • managing invasive species and diseases
  • e-health.

Each report had a different author so part of my role was to bring a consistent style and voice.



Rabbits around a water trough. This photo was taken under controlled conditions during myxoma virus trials on Wardang Island off South Australia in 1938. Photo credit: M W MulesImage: CSIRO [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons