Kadambot Siddique
For distinguished research contributions to agricultural sciences
  • Agronomist
  • kadambot.siddique@uwa.edu.au

FCAcad; Hackett Professor of Agriculture, University of Western Australia​; Chair and Director of The UWA Institute of Agriculture; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; Fellow of the Australian Agricultural Institute; Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences


Membership Number: FCA1161

Membership Type: Full Fellow

Division: Natural Sciences

Corresponding Email: kadambot.siddique@uwa.edu.au 

Homepage(s): https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/kadambot-siddique



Present and Previous Positions

Hackett Professor of Agriculture, University of Western Australia

Chair and Director of The UWA Institute of Agriculture


Fields of Scholarship and Research Interests

Professor Siddique’s major contribution to dryland agriculture has been crop yield improvements in grain legumes and wheat in the fields of crop physiology, production agronomy, germplasm development and breeding. Research in these disciplines is rarely conducted in parallel and, therefore, rarely integrated. Professor Siddique maintains contact with end-users and always involves industry and farmer groups in the first steps of developing his research projects. His research is relevant to the farming community and aims to solve real problems through meticulous scientific research methodology and collaboration. His research is directly relevant to international researchers, producers and communities as illustrated by his numerous international linkages.

After completion of his PhD at UWA in 1985 Professor Siddique joined the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) as a cereal crop physiologist and worked his way up to principal scientist and leader of DAFWA's Pulse Program.  He became the Director of Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) at UWA in 2001 and remained in this position until 2006 when he was appointed to establish and lead The UWA Institute of Agriculture. Professor Siddique is recognised internationally as a leader in crop science and agriculture.


Honors, Awards and Other Membership

Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (2018, first Australian to be elected to the Academy)

Foreign Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2021)

Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2015)

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2005)

Fellow of the Australian Agricultural Institute

Member of the Order of Australia (AM, 2011)

Prestigious Western Austrian Scientist of the Year 2023 by the Western Australian Government


Selected Publications


He has published >900 scientific papers, books and book chapters.