Colleen MacMillan

Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Business Unit Executive Lead for Inclusion and Diversity
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSIRO SAGE Self Assessment Team Member

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Science needs diversity of thought, knowledge and skills, and networks; this is my driver for the inclusion and diversity Executive Role I serve in at CSIRO Agriculture and Food.

My science research interests are in plant secondary cell walls: how they are made from the molecular to the macroscopic, their uses, and creating new uses for the future. Without tracheophyte evolution life on earth as we know it would not exist, especially agriculture and food that is based on flowering plants.

Colleen identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.