Mike has 24 years’ post-doctoral experience in cereal science. He completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide then was NSERC visiting scientist at GRL, Winnipeg with Dr Sandy McGregor. He continued research in barley at the Brewing Research Foundation, UK. In 1995 he returned to Australia working with CSIRO then secured a position with NSW Agriculture, Tamworth where he is currently based. He heads the National Durum Chemistry facility and is a Principal Research Scientist. He works closely with breeders, agronomists and food scientists and has developed a National and International reputation for his work in durum wheat research publishing widely with over 64 peer reviewed publications and editor in-chief of AACCI book “Durum Wheat Chemistry and Technology, 2nd edition”. His current research interests are effects of heat stress on durum quality; impact of novel glutenin subunits, varying amylose and starch granule content and use of protein fractions from bran.