B.St (Academy of Statistics), M.Agr.Sc (Biometry) Sydney University, PhD (Biometry) Sydney University
Idris is currently the Research Leader Biometrics for the NSW Department of Trade and Investment. He leads a team of a dozen of professional biometricians to support scientific research in primary industries across New South Wales. Dr Barchia has been involved in a wide varieties of projects and research throughout his career, most being based on his passion of Statistical Methods and Biometrics. Over the past 30 years he has co-authored over one hundred of research papers, been spoken at numerous conferences. He has been involved in many multi-disciplinary collaborative research ranging from microbiology to environmental and to entomology, and culminating a joint-recipient of NSW Premier’s Public Sector Award for a significant contribution to the economy and/or environment of NSW.