People

We have a wealth of experience in many diverse areas such as plant and soil biology, waste prevention in supply chains, and food justice.
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Directors

Professor Duncan Cameron.

Professor Duncan Cameron

Professor of Plant and Soil Biology

Soil, plants, fungi, symbiotic organisms, microorganisms, mycorrhizal, ecosystems, agriculture, ecology

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Professor Peter Jackson gives a speech.

Professor Peter Jackson

Professor of Human Geography

Social geography, cultural geography, consumption, identity, families, food

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Leadership team

Dr Samantha Caton

Lecturer in Public Health

Children, alcohol, obesity, appetite, nutrition

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Professor Hamish Cunningham

Professor of Internet Computing

Aquaponics control systems, Internet of Things, embedded computing, physical computing, micro-manufacturing, maker culture, ESP32, Raspberry Pi

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Professor Andrew Fleming

Professor of Plant Science

Plant morphogenenesis, cell growth, biology, leaf growth

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Dr Anna Krzywoszynska

Research Fellow at the Department of Geography

Soil, sustainable food production, environmental knowledge, agriculture, farmers

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Dr Megan Lewis

Business Development Manager

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Dr Christian Reynolds

Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow at the Department of Geography

Economy, environment, food, food waste, sustainable diets, politics, international relations

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Professor Jurriaan Ton

Professor of Plant Environmental Signalling

Plants, plant immune systems, environmental stress, insects, plant defences

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Key researchers

Professor David J Beerling FRS

Professor of Animal and Plant Sciences

Photosynthesis, evolution, plants, ecology, climate change

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Dr Megan Blake

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Hunger, food insecurity, neoliberalism, community, social justice, food waste, surplus

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Professor Dan Brockington

Director of SIID

Livelihood change, natural resource governance, microfinance, institutional performance, Africa, protected areas, media, conservation, development

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Professor Vanesa Castan Broto

Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute

Climate change, urban, urbanisation, energy

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Dr Nick Taylor Buck

Research Fellow at the Urban Institute

Urban, ecology, design, co-production

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Dr Bobby Caine

Research Associate in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Stomata, photosynthesis, climate-resilient crops

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Dr Stuart A Campbell

Independent Research Fellow at the P3 Centre

Evolution, ecology, plants, herbivores, plant reproduction

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Dr Stuart Casson

Lecturer in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Structural biology, electron microscopy, cryoEM, X-ray crystallography, bacteriology

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Professor Beining Chen

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Molecular design, combinatorial chemistry, drug design, molecular recognition

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Dr Dylan Childs

Lecturer in Animal and Plant Sciences

Population biology, evolution, natural selection, demography, environment, ecology

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Dr Sonal Choudhary

Lecturer in Sustainable Management

Logistics and supply chain management

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Dr Pascal-Antoine Christin

ERC Research fellow

Plants, evolution, genes, transcriptomes, ecology, morphology

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Professor Frances Cleaver

Professor in Human Geography

Institutions, water, governance, livelihoods, poverty, Africa, environment

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Dr Alasdair Cochrane

Senior Lecturer in Political Theory

Imprisonment, animal rights, human rights, food justice

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Dr Bernard M Corfe

Senior Lecturer in Oncology

Diet, metabolism, nutrition, cancer, bowel, colon

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Professor Tim Daniell

N8 Chair in Soil Microbiology

Soil, mycorrhizal, fungi, nitrogen, nemotodes

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Professor Nicola Dibben

Professor of Music

Science, psychology, music, human behaviour, emotion, sociability, environmentalism, feminism

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Dr Jill Edmondson

EPSRC Early Career 'Living with Environmental Change Challenge' Fellow

Soil, plants, carbon budgeting, food, biofuel, urban, agriculture, pollution, citizen science

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Dr Sophie Evison

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Evolution, insects, evolution, biology

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Professor Julie Gray

Professor of Plant Cell Signalling

Plant development, stomata, environmental signalling

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Professor Graham Harrison

Professor of Politics

Africa, UK, development, poverty

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Professor Michelle Holdsworth

Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Sustainable diets, malnutrition, food environment, dietary transitions, nutrition policy, low and middle income countries

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Professor Peter Horton FRS

Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry

Plants, photosynthesis, agriculture, agrifood systems, sustainability

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Professor Dorothea Kleine

Faculty Professorial Research Fellow

Sustainable development, ICT, sustainable/ethical consumption research, food geography, trade justice, Fair Trade

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Dr Janice Lake

Independent Research Fellow

Plant physiology and climate change, climate change mitigation (carbon capture and storage), remediation of industrial land for biomass production

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Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Faculty Research Fellow

Food, poverty, food banks, austerity, welfare

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Dr Harry Langford

Research Associate

Geomicrobiology, glaciers, soil, photosynthesis, environment

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Dr Sanjay V Lanka

Lecturer in Financial Management

Environment, supply chains, accounting, ecology, agriculture, livelihoods, biodiversity, soil

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Professor Jonathan R Leake

Professor of Animal and Plant Sciences

Plants, soil, mycorrhizal, fungi, pollution, biology, chemistry

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Dr Ruth Little

Lecturer in Human Geography

Social science, food, agriculture, Brexit

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Dr Ben Lowe

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Natural capital, environmental finance, economy, water, agriculture

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Jacob Nickles

Knowledge Exchange Associate

Aquaponics, hydroponics, plants, agriculture, environment, soil

Professor Colin Osborne

Professor of Animal and Plant Sciences

Plants, photosynthesis, food, agriculture, environment, climate change, land

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Dr Sam Outhwaite

Research Associate

Human geography

Dr Jagroop Pandhal

Lecturer in Bioengineering

Environment, agriculture, pollution, ecology, biology

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Dr Rebecca Pradeilles

Research Fellow in Global Public Health Nutrition

Nutrition, health, Africa, South Asia, agriculture, obesity, community

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Dr Stephen A Rolfe

Senior Lecturer in Animal and Plant Sciences

Plants, plant disease, environment, pollution

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Professor Anthony J Ryan

Professor of Physical Chemistry

Polymers, thermodynamics, nanotechnology

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Professor Julie Scholes

Professor of Animal and Plant Sciences

Plants, plant disease, photosynthesis, genes, parasites

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Professor Michael T Siva-Jothy

Professor of Entymology

Insects, genes, immune systems, evolution, insect reproduction

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Dr Lisa Smith

Lecturer in Animal and Plant Sciences

Plants, environment, agriculture, biology

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Dr Merisa S Thompson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Gender, politics, power, food, agriculture, environment, feminism, supply chains

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Dr Christian Voigt

P3 Lecturer in Animal and Plant Sciences

Plants, pathogens, agriculture, plant diseases

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Dr Elizabeth Williams

Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition

Nutrition, health, wellbeing, older adults, diet, immune function, ageing

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Dr Ting Xu

Senior Lecturer

Law, governance, development, property, human rights, political economy

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Dr Ellie Harrison

NERC Independent Research Fellow

Ecology and evolution in the soil microbiome, Rhizobia-legume interactions, bacteriophages and mobile genetic elements

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Professor Phil Withington

Professor of Social and Cultural History

Pre-modern intoxicants (especially alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opiates, cacao, sugar), sociability, popular politics, urbanisation, practical humanism

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Professor Siobhan Lambert-Hurley

Professor of Global History

Food Histories and Cultures, South Asia, Islam, Women and Gender

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Dr Manoj Menon

Environmental Soil Scientist

Physical and hydrological processes in soils, soil and food contamination, imaging of soils and plants, arsenic in the food chain

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Dr Luke Whaley

Global Challenge Research Fellow

Land and water governance, institutions, worldviews and the politics of meaning, social and ecological justice

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Professor Philip Warren

Professor of Ecology

Landscape ecology; freshwater ecology and catchment management; urban ecology and urban food production; ecosystem services

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Professor Mark Dickman

Professor of Bioanalytical Science and Engineering

Crop protection, biopesticides, proteomics, mass spectrometry, biomanufacturing

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Dr Moaed Al Meselmani

Research Associate

Plant physiology, hydroponics, drought, agriculture, environment, climate change, food security, urban farming

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Dr Josh Milburn

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Moral philosophy; political philosophy; animal ethics; animal rights; food ethics; food justice; agricultural ethics; veganism

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Dr Adrien Chauvet

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Ultrafast spectroscopy, plant imaging and signalling

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