Dr Richard Woods
Chief Scientific Adviser
Richard is the Chief Scientific Adviser and a shareholder of Supercritical. He has a 25-year background in plant biology and scientific project management. He has extensive networks in the Australian research community and has acted as a reviewer for a range of national and international scientific journals including the Australian Research Council.
Richard is currently a Director and Senior Scientific Consultant with ES Link Services Pty Ltd, which specialises in environmental partnerships between the private sector, government and the community. In his role with ES Link Services, Richard provides general scientific advice, research services, data analysis, board presentations and staff training to manufacturing, agricultural, financial and government sectors.
Prior to establishing ES Link, Richard was an Executive Officer of The Commonwealth Special Research Centre (Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research – University of Melbourne). He was also a principal investigator with the Earthwatch Institute and an Associate at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Latrobe University, a Grad Dip B.A, Melbourne University and a PhD from Latrobe University in genetics.