Robert Henry conducts research on the development of new products from plants. His research targets improved understanding of the molecular basis of the quality of food and other products produced from plants and genome analysis to capture novel genetic resources for diversification of food and energy crops. His research involves sequencing the genome and transcriptome of wild and domesticated plants to discovery useful variation. He is Professor of Innovation in Agriculture and Foundation Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, an Institute of the University of Queensland in partnership with the Queensland Government. He was previously Director of the Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics at Southern Cross University and Research Program Leader in the Queensland Agricultural Biotechnology Centre. He has been involved in establishing several Cooperative Research Centres in Australia and has contributed to the management of research funding by Rural Research and Development Corporations in Australia. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland, Macquarie University and La Trobe University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.