The ASPS Committee is comprised of elected volunteers from the Australian plant-science community.



Professor Sergey Shabala

School of Land and Food, The University of Tasmania Academic website

Research interests: stress physiology; membrane transport; abiotic stress signalling; ecophysiology

Elected: October 2015

President Elect

Associate Professor Kathleen Soole

Flinders University, SA   Academic website

Research interests: Cell/Tissue Physiology and Cell biology

Elected: October 2017

Honorary Treasurer

Dr Rosemary White

CSIRO Plant Industy, ACT Academic website

Research interests: Plant development and Cell biology

Elected: October 2016


Honorary Secretary

Professor Matthew Gilliham

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine University of Adelaide Twitter:@IonPlants

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Research Interests:

Elected: October 2016

John Evans

Public Officer and Past President

Dr John Evans

Research School of Biology, Australian National University Academic website

Research Interests: Global Change, Cell/Tissue Physiology


ASPS Committee Meetings involve the members of the Executive Committee (President, Past President/President Elect, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Secretary, Public Officer), the seven discipline representatives and research student representatives, and invited non-elected members (Editor of Functional Plant Biology, Editor of Phytogen, Editor of Plants in Action).

Nomination forms for committee positions can be downloaded here.

Previous ASPS Committees can be found here.