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David Eagling is Research LeaderĀ of the Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity.


After obtaining his PhD from the University of Melbourne, David has been active in the fields of plant virology, plant disease epidemiology and insect viruses.


More recently David has obtained a postgraduate degree in agribusiness and has worked as a research leader in various capacities for the Victorian Department of Primary Industries.


David's interest in strategic planning and plant biosecurity has seen him develop several national research programs in partnership with various authorities and research agencies in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and China.


In accepting a management position with the Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity, David and his family are embracing a lifestyle change on a rural property complete with horticulture and various livestock.