About the authors

Christopher Steel

Associate Professor Cassandra Collins (BAgSc Hons Viticulture, PhD, Grad Cert Higher Ed) has been a researcher in viticulture for over 25 years. After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a PhD in Horticulture, she gained experience in the wine industry as a cellar hand, an assistant winemaker and a viticulturist. 

However, a love of plants and a passion for research and teaching led her to researcher roles with the South Australian Research and Development Institute and the University of Adelaide, and then to her current role as a lecturer and now program director of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology.

Cassandra's current research specialization is grapevine reproduction, yield prediction, organic and biodynamic vineyard management, canopy management, terroir and new technologies for assessing vine performance.