Dr. Dianne Gleeson

Dianne is a geneticist, with 18yrs of research experience in the application of DNA technologies for biodiversity conservation outcomes in both New Zealand and Australia. Her career focus has been facilitating the translation of fundamental research into applied outcomes, working closely with stakeholders to ensure uptake. Previously at Landcare Research NZ, she developed a successful business unit, EcoGene, resulting in a national award for Women in Science Entrepreneurship. She now leads the EcoDNA team at the Institute for Applied Ecology, Faculty for Science and Technology at theUniversity of Canberra, which is focused on the development eDNA technologies for surveillance and detection of species.