Ros Gleadow

Monash University
Honory Professor
University of Queensland

Region: Asia-Pacific

Country of residence: Australia

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Ros Gleadow is Professor of Plant Science in the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne. She completed both her undergraduate degree and PhD in the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne. Gleadow is an innovative educator and a pioneer in the use of new technology and learning spaces in higher education led the compulsory undergraduate program on scientific practice and communication for over 10 years. She researches the effect of climate change on food security with a focus on plants that make cyanide and the impact on human and animal health. Current projects are on the effect of CO2, temperature, drought and salinity on growth and allocation of resources in sorghum (including Australia’s native sorghums), cassava, taro and cycads working in Africa, Fiji and Australia working from the whole plant through to the molecular level. Gleadow is Immediate Past President of the Global Plant Council, past President of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists, expert advisor to Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia, Director of the Monash Agtech LaunchPad and on the science advisory board for the NSW Environmental Trust Dieback Research Project, on the board of Eucalypt Australia and a member of the Herman Slade Foundation Grants Committee