DR Andrew Hamilton

DR Andrew Hamilton




  • Andrew was a research scientist with the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) for around 11 years. Most of this research with the DPI was in the fields of entomology, especially sampling theory and practice, and wastewater reuse for horticultural irrigation. In 2005 Andrew and his colleagues were awarded the Daniel McAlpine Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of their work on applied aspects of sampling, and in particular, the development of sampling plans for diamondback moth, a significant pest of brassicaceous crops. In 2005 Andrew joined Deakin University to work on an ARC-funded project on mathematical risk assessment modelling for irrigation of horticultural crops with reclaimed water. He was primarily interested in risks to human health, but also modelled environmental and agricultural sustainability risks. Andrew completed a PhD on the ecology of waterbirds at the Werribee sewage farm. In short, he loves sewage! In 2007 Andrew joined the University of Melbourne, School of Resource Management, as a lecturer. He lectures in sustainable horticultural management (particularly irrigation and integrated pest management) and continues research on sampling protocols for horticultural pests, wastewater irrigation and waterbird conservation. Andrew aspires to be a polymath but someone needs to tell him he's dreaming!!   


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Education and training

  • PhD, Charles Sturt University 2003
  • GDipEcol, Adelaide University 1995
  • BSc (Hons), La Trobe University 1994

Awards and honors

  • Daniel McAlpine Outstanding Achievement Award, Victorian Department of Primary Industries, 2005


Available for supervision

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