Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Sandra Savocchia has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) and a PhD from The University of Adelaide majoring in fungicide resistance and viticultural plant pathology. After completing her PhD she was employed at The University of Adelaide as a researcher in the area of grapevine root pest (phylloxera and root-knot nematode) resistance and was also involved in teaching agriculture undergraduate students. She also worked for a private viticultural consultant in the Southern Vales region of South Australia.
Sandra began lecturing at Charles Sturt in 2002 in viticulture and wine science, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is passionate about her research and is involved in a number of plant pathology related projects including a national project studying the management of grapevine wood diseases. Sandra is currently Sub-Dean, Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Science and Health and Associate Professor in Vine Pathology.