Carlo Leifert is the Director of the Centre for Organics Research at Southern Cross University in Australia. The Centre for Organics Research is a joint initiative between Southern Cross University and NSW Department of Primary Industries which conducts research in partnership with community and industry stakeholders. The Centre for Organics Research provides strong evidence-based scientific and multidisciplinary research focused on clarifying some of the complex issues surrounding organics production and supply chains. Prior to his position at Southern Cross University, Dr. Leifert was the Director of the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group at Newcastle University in England, where he led the research, development and technology transfer team. He has experience as a course director and has recently proposed, developed and established two Masters courses in organic farming and food production systems and sustainable farming and food security.