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 the Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Hub, Legumes for Sustainable Agriculture (http://www.legumehub.com/). Dr Tim Sutton (SARDI) and Prof Tim Colmer (University of Western Australia) lead research themes within the Hub that focus on trying to improve the ability of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) to tolerate salinity and waterlogging stresses. I'm undertaking research across both of these themes. Chickpea is now an important component of the cropping rotation in Australia. It is the nation’s biggest pulse crop, both in terms of area of production (more than 1 mill Ha in 2016) and yields. However, chickpea is particularly sensitive to both waterlogging and salinity, and both are prevalent across the Australian grain belt. Significant genetics and germplasm resources have recently been developed for chickpea, and could be harnessed for improving tolerance to waterlogging and salinity in this crop.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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
  • 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: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine - WT

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