Hannah Robinson, from Australia, recently completed her PhD in cereal crop genetics at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation within the University of Queensland in her native Australia. Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation in Australia, her PhD investigated the plant’s hidden half: roots, and their potential to improve stability of crop production in water-limited environments. The outcomes of this research have recently been published in the international peer-reviewed journal Molecular Plant. Recently, Hannah has embarked on the next stage of her career as a research scientist with InterGrain. In her new role, Hannah engages with researchers throughout Australia and across the globe to develop research projects aimed at improved wheat and barley production.