Rapid Assessment Unit Staff, Skills & Expertise

Staff, Skills & Expertise

The Rapid Assessment Unit comprises staff from the Queensland Government's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) and James Cook University. Our expertise is shared across these two organisations.


Our JCU team brings excellence in

  • Physics & spectroscopy
  • Statistics & data sciences
  • Instrumentation & automation


  • Brett Wedding
  • Steve Grauf
  • Dr Carol Wright
  • Dr David Poulsen

Our QDAF team brings excellence in

  • Food Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics & statistics
  • Non-invasive assessment technologies (commenced in the field of NIR Spectroscopy in 1994).

The Rapid Assessment Unit links with selected industry partners to assist in the development and commercialisation of non-invasive technologies to rapidly and non-destructively evaluate agricultural and fisheries products.