The Rubus IDO – Claire McCrory – is based in Tasmania
A Victorian by birth, Claire moved to Tasmania in 2007 as a result of a scholarship from the University of Tasmania and she still calls the island home. Claire joined Fruit Growers Tasmania in July this year and is also completing her PhD all about extending the shelf life of sweet cherries. If that doesn’t keep Claire busy enough, she also has a young son called Roland who is a 3-year-old bundle of energy!
As well as her new role in the project as our Raspberry & Blackberry Industry Development Officer for Tasmania, Claire will also provide support to other members of the Berries Australia team given she has some great experience in Biosecurity, Export & Post Harvest management. Claire will also provide support to other berry growers in Tasmania, not just those who grow Rubus.
You’d never guess from her photo, but until relatively recently Claire’s daily drive was actually a Ducati 848 motorbike!