Dave Larsen has been a Quality Assurance Officer with DPI since November 2015, specialising in the development of quality management practices and culture in laboratory and research teams. Prior to that, he worked with NSW DPI as a Project Officer with three of the Cotton CRCs, involved with the creation and distribution of technical information to the Australian cotton industry via hardcopy and web. Dave supports science and research staff in implementing and maintaining internationally recognised quality management certification. He is based at the Australian Cotton research Institute, Narrabri.


  • BSI training in ISO9001 Quality Management Standards
  • Bachelor of Science – University of New England 1979

Current projects and interests

  • Laboratory or research team certification to ISO9001 at Australian Cotton Research Institute.
  • Internal auditing of laboratory and quality management processes.
  • Use of mobile Apps for cloud-based data collection in order to improve quality of data and streamline data processing and visualisation.

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