Cécile Godde: Research Scientist

Cécile is a Food Systems Research Scientist of Agriculture and Food with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia.

She is passionate about the challenges in relation to agriculture, food security and global change, at the farm level as well as in a national and global context.

Some recent projects:
Cécile is leading the FoodShed project, a project that combines novel conceptual frameworks, stakeholder engagement, and domain modelling expertise, including natural language processing, to support our collective understanding of the complex dynamics in the food-sheds of urban consumers.

In 2021-2022, Cécile led the CSIRO team of the DARPA World Modelers Program (darpa.mil/program/world-modelers). The CSIRO team leveraged biophysical crop and rangeland modelling, household bio-economic agent-based modelling, and supply chain transport logistics modelling capabilities to analyze questions relevant to national and global security.

In 2022-2023, Cécile was Group Leader for the Food Systems and Global Change Group, and served on the CSIRO Agriculture & Food Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Team as Sustainability Program representative.

Prior to joining CSIRO, Cécile acquired other international experiences working on conservation and sustainable agricultural development projects for the non-governmental organisation Greening Australia (Australia), the International Livestock Research Institute (Costa-Rica), the multinational MARS Inc. (Brazil) and the French governmental agency for organic agriculture-Agence BIO (France).

In 2018, Cecile was awarded the Queensland Government Women in STEM prize, the CSIRO Directors Award, the University of Queensland Postgraduate Student for the Year and The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation Excellence Award, in recognition of her research and advocacy for diversity leadership and gender equity.

Cécile developed data visualisation tools for LiveGAPS.

Follow Cécile’s research on ResearchGate and LinkedIn.