Esther Onyango

Interdisciplinary Systems Scientist and Team Leader
CSIRO Agriculture and Food

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

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


Esther is an Interdisciplinary Systems Scientist and Team Leader for the Nutrition and Equity TeamĀ at CSIRO Agriculture and Food where she focuses on identifying health and sustainability transitions in agri-food systems in Australia. Esther draws on extensive career experience spanning industry, academia, policy, private sector, and inter-governmental organisations in developed and developing countries. Esther is a STEM Champion, engaging in STEM Outreach and Mentoring for the next generation of STEM Women. Based on her Doctoral research, she was selected in the top ten African women in climate change research by the African Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS, 2019). She is currently profiled in a Google Arts and Culture online exhibition celebrating trailblazing women worldwide.

Esther identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.