About Wine Australia

R&D Team

Dr Liz Waters – General Manager, Research Development and Extension

Dr Liz Waters – General Manager, Research Development and Extension

Liz is internationally respected for the research she undertook over 20 years while a wine researcher, before she joined the program management team at Wine Australia (formerly GWRDC) in May 2011. Her experience spans research management, board directorship, scientific editing and post-graduate student supervision. Liz holds a PhD in Plant Science from the University of Adelaide and has published more than 150 articles including book chapters, journal papers, a patent and technical reports. Liz is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

Keith Hayes – Senior R&D Program Manager

Keith Hayes – Senior R&D Program Manager

A Wine Australia R&D Program Manager from 2006–10, Keith has returned to Wine Australia (formerly GWRDC) after almost three years with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as a divisional Deputy Director. He holds an Honours degree in Chemistry (Flinders University) and is an experienced researcher, analytical laboratory manager and Research Manager, having worked for over 20 years in various water industry roles. He also has 10 years of viticultural experience as a (former) Clare Valley property owner and grapegrower.

Anne Duncan – Global Knowledge Manager

Anne Duncan – Global Knowledge Manager

Anne holds a double degree in Arts and Law (University of Adelaide) and practiced for seven years with the Crown Solicitor’s Office, specialising in administrative and civil laws. She has previously worked for the Department of Primary Industries and Regions and most recently with the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia.

Dr Sharon Harvey – R&D Program Manager

Dr Sharon Harvey – R&D Program Manager

Sharon holds a PhD in Plant Molecular Genetics from the University of Adelaide and worked for 12 years on laboratory-based research projects funded by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC). Results of her research were published in a large number of journal articles and a book chapter, and were presented widely at scientific conferences as well as to collaborators and industry stakeholders. Sharon has also taught undergraduate Bachelor of Science students and supervised PhD and Honours students.

Adrian Loschiavo – Extension Services Manager

Adrian Loschiavo – Extension Services Manager

Adrian completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Science – Honours (Plant Science) at The University of Adelaide. He previously worked at The South Australian Research and Development Institute as a Research Assistant and as a Viticulturist for Treasury Wine Estates and Southcorp Wines. Before joining Wine Australia (formerly GWRDC), he was Senior Viticulture Consultant at Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services.

Elise Heyes – R&D Program Manager

Elise Heyes – R&D Program Manager

Elise graduated with Honours in Agricultural Science (Viticulture) at The University of Adelaide and McGill University Canada before working as a Viticultural Technical Officer for Constellation Wines in Berri and the USA. She was previously the Viticultural Development Officer for the Barossa Grape and Wine Association.