Dr James Hereward

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science


My research applies population genetics, evolutionary and ecological theory, and genomics to understand agricultural pests. I am always keen to explore new approaches and cutting-edge technologies. This is important because some of the most innovative and transformative advances in genomics are coming from human genomics, and I draw upon these advances and apply them to insect and weed pests. As a result, my research combines cutting-edge genomic tools and ecological experimentation to investigate agricultural pests in an evolutionary context, with the goal of protecting agricultural crops and ensuring global food security.

Research Impacts

My research feeds into resistance management plans for the agricultural industries.

Recently gave a media comment to Nature News about changes to the OGTR regulations on genome editing technology exempting CRISPR from GMO regulation provided no new genetic material is added. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01282-8


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Manchester


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