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Peter Whittle is a Principal Research Fellow at QUT, working on the Gorgon project for Chevron, to develop and implement a surveillance system design for non-indigenous species on Barrow Island, WA. Prior to this, Peter earned a BAgSc and PhD at the University of Adelaide (Waite Institute). He also holds an MBA from the University of Queensland. Peter has worked in applied plant pathology research and services at the SA Department of Agriculture (cereal root diseases) and BSES Ltd (sugarcane diseases). At BSES he was responsible for quarantine services and this concentration continued with his later work in Biosecurity Queensland, where he managed banana quarantine and the Northwatch project, then became Principal Scientist for the General Manager Plant Biosecurity. He has wide experience in biosecurity science including pest risk analysis, diagnostic systems, emergency response management and surveillance design. In the CRC NPB, he is also involved in projects on pest risk analysis, systems modelling and statistical studies.