Four decades’ experience researching organic and agroecological farming and food systems, including technical (crops and livestock), environmental, business and policy aspects.

Emphasis on an applied, holistic, systems understanding and participatory engagement of producers in research and innovation.

Work undertaken for government agencies in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, New Zealand and the European Commission.

Positions held:

Committee memberships and awards:

  • 2016-present, Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS)
  • 2013-present, Member, Institute of Agricultural Management (MIAgrM)
  • 2016-2019, Member, BBSRC Agriculture and Food Security Strategic Advisory Panel
  • 2011-2016, Member, Expert Group on Techniques of Organic Production, European Commission
  • 2009-2012, Board Member/Director, Hybu Cig Cymru


  • 1983-1994 PhD, University of Wales: Economics of Conversion from Conventional to Organic Farming Systems
  • 1979-1983 BSc (Hons, 1st) University of Wales: Agricultural Economic