BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD
David Luckett is now retired but spent his career working as a plant breeder and pre-breeder with CSIRO and NSW DPI. David has research experience with many crop species including: cotton, barley, wheat, albus lupins, narrow-leaf lupins, canola, spelt, and kikuyu grass. He has worked and published in plant pathology, tissue culture, and crop-product chemistry.
David released several cultivars including the first double-haploid barley in Australia (‘Tantangarra’), narrow-leaf lupin (‘Jindalee’), and albus lupins (‘Luxor’ and ‘Rosetta’). David has supervised several higher-degree students, both at CSU and at other universities.
David’s main current interest is promoting and teaching the use of the R software suite to staff and students at the Graham Centre (and elsewhere) for use in data analysis and visualisation. This has included running beginner and intermediate workshops, and organising a local user group.