Ros Gleadow

Professor, Biological Sciences
Monash University
Global Plant Council
Honourary Professor
University of Queensland
Deputy Director
Monash Agtech LaunchPad

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

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


Ros Gleadow is Professor of Plant Sciences at Monash University. She researches the effect of climate change on food security with a focus on plants that make cyanide and the impact on human and animal health. Current projects are on the effect of CO2, temperature and salinity on growth and allocation of resources in sorghum, cassava and taro working in Africa, the Pacific Islands and Australia. Until recently, Prof Gleadow led and transformed the Monash undergraduate program on scientific practice and communication. She is passionate about plants and the need to communicate the issues around sustainable food production. She is President of the Global Plant Council, Deputy Director of the Monash Agtech LaunchPad, Chair-elect of the Safe Cassava Working Group, on the board of Eucalypt Australia and the policy committee for the Royal Society of Victoria. She is a member of the advisory board for the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia and a former member of the Australian Academy of Science's Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility.