Steve Adkins


Associate Professor Stephen W. ADKINS
Current Position:  Associate Professor, School of Land and Food Sciences
 Qualifications:  BSc (Hons 1st Class) (University of London), PhD (Uni of Reading)
Fellowships:  NRC-CASE Fellow, University of Reading (1977-81)
NSERC Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan (1981-84)
Research Fellow, Murdoch University (1984-87)
Research Fellow, University of Reading (1991)
Research Fellow, University of Bristol (1996 and 1999)
Professional Activities:
Member, American Society of Plant Physiologists (1977-)
Member Scandinavian Society for Plant Physiologists (1980-)
Member, Australian Society of Plant Physiologists (1984-)
Member, International Association of Plant Tissue Culture (1987-)
Member, Weeds Society of Queensland (1988-)
Member, Asian Pacific Weed Science Society (1991-)
Member, European Weed Science Society (1992-)
Member, International Horticultural Science Society (1997-)
Vice President of the Weed Society of Queensland (1996-1999)
Chair, School of Land and Food Sciences Publicity and Promotions Committee (1997-)
Executive Member of the International Seed Science Society (1999-)
Publications: >130 Refereed Scientific Journal Articles, Conference Papers and Book Chapters.
>88 Conference Abstracts, Reports and Newsletter Articles.
Research Grants: Total funding obtained ca. $3M (1990-2000).
Principal supervisor of 15 completed PhDs and 15 completed Masters and over 13 years of experience in undergraduate curriculum development and lecturing.
Technology, Transfer, Commercialisation, Extension Activities:

Treasurer on Organizing Committee 1997 Biotechnology Symposium on Tropical Species, Brisbane
Treasurer on Organizing Committee 1993 14th APWSS Conference (Weeds), Brisbane
Project Co-ordinator for CRC – Tropical Pest Management’s Parthenium Weed Study Group
Undertaken 4 Indonesian Short Courses (each 4 weeks’ duration) in Biotechnology
Two Special Studies Programs in 1991 and 1996 in England and Canada (each 6 months)
Invited speaker in 8 international and 5 Australian locations