Paul Petrie

Paul Petrie

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Paul Petrie is the Principal Scientist – Viticulture and Program Manager of the Irrigated Crops group at the South Australian Research and Development Institute. He also holds the roles of Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and Adjunct Associate Professor at the UNSW. Paul has extensive experience in the Australian wine industry which includes working in research and extension at the Australian Wine Research Institute and as the National Viticulturist at Treasury Wine Estates. Paul grew up helping his parents establish a vineyard in New Zealand and before moving to Australia for a role at CSIRO he completed a PhD on canopy management at Lincoln University.

Paul leads a viticultural research program aiming to improve the resilience of Australian vineyards; improving their productivity and ability to adapt to climate change. This work includes projects developing strategies to better manage dry winters and to understand and manage vintage compression. He also has an active interest in the application of technology to the wine industry and has previously developed a system to assess grapevine water status using a thermal camera mounted on a smartphone and is currently working on a project to to assess and map grapevine trunk diseases using an action camera. Paul supports a wide range of horticultural projects; including the development of high density almond orchards and the assessment of the recovery of apples and cherries after bushfire damage.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Principal Scientist and Program Manager South Australian Research and Development Institute
    2019 Affiliate Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Principal Scientist South Australian Research and Development Institute
    2018 Adjunct Associate Professor University of New South Wales
    2018 - 2018 Principal Research Scientist Australian Wine Research Institute
    2015 - 2018 Viticulture Scientist Australian Wine Research Institute
    2015 - 2018 Viticulture Scientist South Australian Research and Development Institute
    2011 - 2015 National Viticulturist Treasury Wine Estates Vintners Ltd
    2007 - 2011 National Viticulturist Fosters Group Ltd
    2005 - 2007 Technical Viticulturist Fosters Group Ltd
    2004 - 2005 Viticulturist Product Quality Southcorp Wines Pty Ltd
    2001 - 2004 Postdoctoral Fellow Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1998 - 2001 Lincoln University New Zealand Doctor of Philosophy
    1994 - 1997 Lincoln University New Zealand Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons I)
  • Research Interests

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Water Deficit and High Temperature on Berry Biophysical Traits and Berry and Wine Chemical and Sensory Traits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Marcos Bonada
    2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Effect of Climate and Cultural Practices on Grapevine Flowering and Yield Components Master of Agricultural Science Master Part Time Miss Suzanne Jean McLoughlin
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Managing Australian vineyards in a changing climate - addressing a contracting growing season University of Southern Queensland Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ursula Kennedy
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Contrasting the impacts of management and season on grape maturity and style/quality University of Adelaide Master of Viticulture and Oenology Master Part Time Lucy Kendall
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Developing predictive models for grapevine phenological phases and yield University of Melbourne Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Wendy Cameron MW
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Autonomous In-Vivo Determination of Maturity Parameters University of New South Wales Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Julie Tang
    2013 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Can we restore temperature-driven decoupling of berry and wine attributes with delayed pruning? University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Martin Moran
    2012 - 2015 External Supervisor Assessing berry senescence processes under warming conditions and how to ameliorate its negative effects University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Luciano Caravia Bayer
    2012 - 2012 External Supervisor The impact of shoot thinning and canopy size on wine sensory attributes University of Adelaide Master of Viticulture and Oenology Master Full Time Brad Gledhill
    2011 - 2011 External Supervisor Investigating the impact of petioles and green berries on wine sensory properties University of Adelaide Master of Viticulture and Oenology Master Full Time Sophie Ward
    2010 - 2013 External Supervisor Compost effects on soil water content, plant growth under drought and nutrient leaching University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ta Nguyen
    2009 - 2009 External Supervisor Tracking the sources of calcium in grapes University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science (Honours) Honours Full Time Tintu Baby
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2015 - 2018 Optimisation of an early harvest regime - impact on grape and wine composition and quality University of Adelaide Olaf Schelezki

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