Professor Graham King, Southern Cross Plant science, has over 32 years post-doctoral research and research management experience, with a widely recognized international profile in crop plant genetics, genomics and related data management. Gaining his Ph.D from the University of London, he has held positions at Horticulture Research International and Rothamsted Research, and was a professor at the University of Warwick. From 2012 to 2018 Graham was Director of Southern Cross Plant Science (SCPS) at Southern Cross University, where he is now a part-time Research Professor.
Professor King has made significant contributions to establishing genomic and experimental genetic resources, using these to resolve a wide range of phenotypic trait loci in horticultural and arable crops. With over 140 refereed publications, he is an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK) and a Research Associate of Crops for the Future in Malaysia. He has led a range of international and national consortia, and worked closely with public and private sector breeders throughout his career. Current research interests are focused on mechanisms of plant epigenetics underlie interactions between plant genome and environment (GxE), recombination, and increasing the ease with which crop data may be integrated and navigated.