[ Lucy Darragh ]

Lucy Darragh is a PhD candidate working with the Australian Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), the ANU Research School of Biology and the Australian Research Council Training Centre (ARC) for Future Crops Development. Her research interests intersect agricultural biotechnology, responsible research and innovation, and science communication. Her PhD is exploring the ‘promise’ of agricultural biotechnology by probing the influence that its various representations and framings have on things such as how we understand different challenges, opportunities and realities facing our world and importantly, what we do about them.

Lucy has extensive experience working in the Australian agricultural industry, policy and advocacy sectors where she has worked in diverse roles with government, industry and NGOs. She originally trained as a research agronomist and spent several years working with independent research contractors before pursuing other opportunities associated with life cycle assessment, technical advisory, policy research and development, and national networks and operations management.

Lucy holds a MEnvScMgt with a specialisation in crop physiology and genetics from the University of New England and BAgric from Charles Sturt University.