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 a Course Director in 2010. As such, his duties include the design, evaluation and review of a range of programs. In accredited courses he liaises between the accreditation bodies (when appropriate) and the discipline leaders to satisfy accreditation requirements. This includes the articulation and integration of pedagogical concepts in a range of Science Courses, with a focus on Pharmacy, Paramedicine and Medical Science at under and Post graduate levels.
The position of Courses Director in the Faculty of Science does not include teaching duties. Yann continues to teach through invited lectures.