Professor Andy Hall is a science and technology policy analyst with a specialization in the study and design of agriculture innovation processes, policies and practices. Andy did pioneering research on the nature and performance of agricultural innovation systems and more recently has explored the conditions and enablers of transformational innovation in agri-food systems. He has published extensively on these topic in peer review and non-academic literature. Andy obtained a PhD from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex in 1994. He has held positions at the Ugandan Agricultural Research Institute, the Natural Resources Institute (UK), the International Center for Research in the Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT), India and the United Nations University Institute for Economics Research on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Netherlands/ India, and the Open University, UK.. He also worked as a consultant advising numerous international agencies on effective innovation practice. Since 2014 Andy has been a Senior Principle Research Scientist in the Agriculture and Food business unit of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia where his work exploring ways of applying innovation systems thinking into the strategies and practices that accelerate and scale the impact of agricultural research.