Paul Umina

Paul Umina, Enterprise Fellow


Associate Professor Paul Umina is a Melbourne Enterprise Fellow with a focus on sustainable pest control and insecticide resistance. Working closely with industry, his research spans multiple agriculture industries across Australia. He is particularly passionate about supporting pest management decisions where farmers manage their production systems based on sound science and with a view to achieving long-term sustainability and environmentally beneficial outcomes. He does this by developing new tools to combat insect pests and researching ways to improve biosecurity efforts. His achievements in research and communications are well-recognised, with the University of Melbourne awarding Paul a Staff Excellence Award in Engagement (2011) and the Deans Award for Excellence in Engagement (2015). In 2012, he was named the Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year, and in 2019 was awarded a Melbourne Enterprise Fellowship. Paul is the inaugural chair of the grains National Insecticide Resistance Management (NIRM) committee.

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