Dr Heather Bray is a researcher at the University of Adelaide investigating community attitudes to the use of science and technology in food production. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons) and a PhD in Animal Science both from the University of Sydney. Before moving into science communication, Heather worked as a research scientist at the Institute for Animal Science and Animal Health in the Netherlands and at the South Australian Research and Development Institute's Pig and Poultry Production Institute.
Dr Bray has extensive experience in communicating complex and contentious science to the general public. She developed and delivered schools and community education programs on genetic modification for the Molecular Plant Breeding CRC between 2003 and 2010.
In 2012, after completing Masters-level course work in social research methods she began working with Professor Rachel Ankeny in the University of Adelaide' Food Values Research Group in the Department of History. Her research focuses on genetically modified crops and farm animal welfare.
ALFA is the peak representative body for the cattle feedlot industry. Its charter is to provide advocacy on issues that impact upon the sector, determine the allocation and prioritisation of grain fed beef levies and to deliver industry development activities to improve the standards and practices of the industry over time.
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