BVit (CSU), BAppSc (Honours)(UQ), PhD (CSU)
Yann completed a Bachelor in Viticulture at CSU and an Honours degree at the University of Queensland, establishing statistical allometric models for the prediction of grapevine leaf area. Following a period in industry, he completed a PhD in viticulture, observing the physiological response of grapevines to water stress comparing a traditional pressure chamber to a novel thermal imagery methodology to predict the onset of the closure of leaf stomata.
Yann was originally employed at CSU as a lecturer in Horticultural Production. He was the coordinator for a range of horticulture and viticulture subjects, but also taught aspects of statistics and information systems to undergraduate and postgraduate agricultural students.
Yann was appointed as the School of Agricultural and Wine Science's first Courses Director. As such, his duties include the design, evaluation and review of all courses in the school. This includes the articulation and integration of pedagogical concepts in our Agricultural and Science Courses and the management and administration of staff and institutional processes required to successfully induce and manage change in academia.
The position of Courses Director in the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences does not include teaching duties. Yann continues to teach through invited lectures.