Biosecurity Planning Coordinator, Plant Health Australia
Tory started working at PHA in October 2014 as a Project Officer. Her current role, as Biosecurity Planning Coordinator, involves managing PHA’s biosecurity planning projects in the Preparedness and RD&E team. She is also the Executive Officer of the National Plant Biosecurity RD&E Strategy Implementation Committee. This Committee aims to harmonise the roles of the organisations involved in plant biosecurity RD&E and ensures a nationally coordinated approach to cross sectoral plant biosecurity RD&E. Prior to working at PHA she worked as a research assistant at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
Tory has an honours degree in horticultural science from the University of Sydney, majoring in horticultural science and plant pathology and completed her PhD at the Australian National University in 2012 investigating proteins secreted by Phytophthora nicotianae zoospores.