2021 Committee

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


Dr Peter Ryan

CSIRO, ACT Peter.Ryan@csiro.au Academic website

Research interests: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Environment and Ecophysiology

Elected: October 2020

Honorary Treasurer

Dr Mike Haydon

The Melbourne University, VIC m.haydon@unimelb.edu.au Academic website

Research interests: 

Elected: November 2019


Honorary Secretary

Dr Simon Williams

Plant Structural Immunology,Research School of Biology, ANU, ACT Simon.Williams@anu.edu.au

Academic website

Research Interests:

Elected: November 2019

Public Officer

Dr John Evans

Research School of Biology, Australian National University john.evans@anu.edu.au Academic website

Research Interests: Global Change, Cell/Tissue Physiology

Past President

Associate Professor Kathleen Soole

Flinders University, SA Academic website

Research interests:Cell/Tissue Physiology and Cell biology

Elected: October 2017


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.