Julie Hayes

Dr Julie Hayes

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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

Julie has a background in plant nutrition and physiology. She is especially interested in applying physiology to agricultural genetics and pre-breeding research, and in working towards genetic solutions to constraints for agricultural production.


My current position is funded by South Australian State Growth Funds, through a contract agreement with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). I work closely with SARDI and University colleagues at the Waite Campus across a range of projects. I am primarily engaged in research around pulse protein, including physiology, genetics and pre-breeding for higher grain protein, and post-farm gate, where we are developing processing technologies for novel food ingredients derived from pulses. Pulses are an important component of the cropping rotation in Australia because of their ability to fix nitrogen and as a disease break to cereals. Increasingly, pulses themselves are a high-value commodity for grain producers, including in domestic markets. It will be important to continue to grow the pulse production industry as the health and environmental benefits of plant-based proteins for human consumption are realised. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2004 - 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, Adelaide
    2001 - 2004 ARC Research Associate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2000 - 2001 JSPS-funded Postdoctoral Fellow Kagawa University, Takamatsu
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Australian National University Australia PhD
    University of Melbourne Australia Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Principal Supervisor Improving doubled haploid production in Brassica napus L. by better understanding chromosomal doubling and embryo initiation. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Kaat Lut K Devriendt
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Using targeted phenomics and environmental proxies to understand Phytophthora medicaginis and Phytophthora root rot resistance in Australian chickpea Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nicole Marie Dron
    2016 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Understanding Nitrogen Uptake, Partitioning and Remobilization to Improve Grain Protein Content in Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Margaret Wambui Kirika
    2012 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Confirmation of the barley vacuolar pyrophosphatase HvHVP10 as a candidate gene for salinity tolerance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jessica Hilary Bovill
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 External Supervisor Application of modern trait mapping methods to explore the genetic control of plant vigour in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) University of Western Australia - Doctorate Full Time Duong Nguyen
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
  • Phone: 83136725
  • Email: julie.hayes@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83137102
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Plant Genomics Centre, floor 1
  • Org Unit: Agricultural Science

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