Professor Rick Roush

Dean, Melbourne School of Land and Environment
The University of Melbourne

Professor Rick Roush’s career spans research, teaching, regulatory, and administrative appointments in both the United States of America and Australia. Currently Dean of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment at the University of Melbourne, Rick has served as Director of the University of California (UC) Integrated Pest Management and Sustainable Agriculture Programs (2003-2006), Director of the Cooperative Research Centre on Australian Weed Management (1998-2003), and as an associate professor at the University of Adelaide (1995-2003) and Cornell University. From 1998 through 2003, Rick has also served on Australian government genetic engineering regulatory committees and on regulataory and advisory panels for the Environmenation Protection Agency in the United States. Rick’s research has focused on strategies to slow insect pests and weeds from evolving resistance to GM crops, but he has also published extensively on biological control of insects and weeds. Rick has also been involved in pest management efforts in China, the Philippines, Malaysia, South Africa and India.