CHAMPIONS: CQUniversity Bundaberg researchers Dr Talitha Best and Professor Philip Brown have been named as Queensland Science and Innovation Champions.
CHAMPIONS: CQUniversity Bundaberg researchers Dr Talitha Best and Professor Philip Brown have been named as Queensland Science and Innovation Champions. Max Fleet BUNEDU

Innovative pair presented with award

CQUNIVERSITY researchers Professor Philip Brown and Dr Talitha Best have been named as Queensland Science and Innovation Champions in their respective fields.

Minister for Science and Innovation Ian Walker visited CQUniversity Bundaberg to present awards to the innovative pair.

Prof Brown and Dr Best have been working with Wide Bay agribusiness stakeholders, as well as taking a fresh look at the whole value chain from soil to supermarket.

Dr Best said they were delighted and excited at the ministerial recognition of their research, their campus and their university.

Mr Walker said Prof Brown and Dr Best have demonstrated:

"An innovative approach to working together with the horticultural industries in the Bundaberg and Wide Bay region, translating research into new practices that contribute to increased productivity, profitability and sustainability for food products and ingredients.

"The combination of their knowledge of horticultural production systems and grower psychology to encourage practice changes is an excellent example of collaboration to build economic growth and advance a key industry in their region," Mr Walker said.

Prof Brown and Dr Best will be included in an online Wall of Fame established by the Queensland Government to recognise science and innovation champions.



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