Ann McNeill

Dr Ann McNeill

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


After a career in academia of some 35 years Dr Ann McNeill retired from undergraduate teaching and research project management in December 2014. She was awarded the status of Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine and remains active as a postgraduate supervisor, a mentor to young research staff and in the communication of issues associated with Soil Science and Agronomy in Agricultural Systems to a wide range of audiences. In recognition of her achievements in this arena she received the 2015 Teakle Award from the Soil Science Society of Australia. During 2016 she contributed to the Decadal Plan for Agriculture recently published by the National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food within the Australian Academy of Science, and by invitation from the Australian Soil Science Society presented the 2016 Leeper Lecture at Melbourne University.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 Co-Supervisor Managing Crop Residues and Fertiliser to Close Nitrogen-derived Wheat Yield Gaps in Water-Limited Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Maria del Pilar Muschietti Piana
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Evaluating the importance of fodder trees to soil nutrition of farming systems in the mid-hills region of Nepal Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hiroshi Endo
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Investigating the Role of Stoichiometry as an Influence on Soil Phosphorus Content and Forms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melinda Rosita Secentin Moata
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Plant waterlogging: Causes, responses, adaptations and crop models. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ruth Elizabeth Shaw
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Isotope Studies of Accumulation and Cycling of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Below-ground in Canola and Lupin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs . Foyjunnessa
    2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Development of the Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) Technique for Plant Available Potassium Measurement in Australian Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yulin Zhang
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Biological nitrogen fixation by cover legumes under oil palm plantations in Papua New Guinea Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Ms Rachel Pipai
    2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor The Effects of Legumes on Arbuscular Mychorrhizal Colonisation and Phosphorus Uptake on Wheat Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr . Hasbullah
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Effect of legume residues on P availability in soil and P uptake by the following wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md. Alamgir
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Effect of cations on soil structural stability of salt-affected soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Alla Marchuk
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Effects of Legume Growth and Residue Decomposition on Growth and Phosphorous Uptake in Following Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Hasnuri Mat Hassan
    2007 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Soil-borne Disease Suppression to Rhizoctonia solani AG8 in Agricultural Soils from a Semi arid Region in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rowena Davey
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Agronomy of Irrigated Tea in Low Elevation Growing Areas of Sri Lanka Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shyamantha Bandara
    2004 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Drying/Rewetting Cycles in Southern Australian Agricultural Soils: Effects on Turnover of Soil Phosphorus, Carbon and the Microbial Biomass Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Clayton Butterly
    2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Lucerne Performance on Duplex Soil under Mediterranean Climate: Field Measurement and Simulation Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shafiq Zahid
    2003 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Effect of Crop Residue Qualities on Decomposition Rates, Soil Phosphorus Dynamics and Plant Phosphorus Uptake Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shahriar Mohammod Iqbal
    2001 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Soil Water and Nitrogen Dynamics of Farming Systems on the Upper Eyre Peninsula, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Damien Adcock
    2000 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Genotypic Variation in the Morphological and Physiological Response to Boron Toxicity in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and Weed Species Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr EunYoung Choi
    1999 - 2002 Co-Supervisor Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralisation in Tropical Peats: Role of Peat Properties and Management Practices Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Akhmad Saidy
  • Position: Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83138108
  • Email: ann.mcneill@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6717
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: John Davies, floor 1
  • Room: 1 12
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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