Project Title Adding evidence to decision making regarding cover and catch crops
Based at Rothamsted Research
Industry Partner Barfoots
I’m a great believer in keeping an open mind and not ruling things out particularly when it comes to doing things you want do in life. It’s taken me 50+ years to get around to doing a PhD. I consider myself to be extremely privileged to be able to study something I’m interested in for 4 years.
I grew up in Shropshire and did my first degree in Environmental Science majoring in Chemistry. My career started as a chemist for the Milk Marketing Board and later a laboratory manager for Unigate Diaries in West London. Having gained my industrial experience, I went on to pursue a career as an environmental consultant working in the U.K., Italy and Indonesia on waste strategies for the World Bank, Government Departments and Public Sector.
I decided to set up my own consultancy in 2000, employing some 15 consultants working predominantly in the renewable and waste sectors.
I sit on a number of boards and steering groups including:
The technical panel of the Anaerobic Digestion Biogas Association (ADBA);
Shropshire Council business board
Marches LEP – low carbon funding task group
Advisory role to Shrewsbury Centre Chester University on the setting up of an environment and sustainability centre.
Member of CIWM and IEMA