Key Responsibilities

I am responsible for the strategic direction of Cefas science and am accountable for the quality of evidence and advice to customers.   I also have the role of Head of Science Profession, ensuring effective career progression for Cefas scientists.

I collaborate with Defra and other national Institutes to build Cefas’ science reputation and provide partnership solutions to science challenges. 

Through the Cefas Management Board I contribute to strategic planning and leadership, and determine Science Strategy and delivery of Ministerial Science Indicators. 

I lead science innovation through a self-investment science programme to invest in Cefas R&D.

As a senior environmental advisor, I provide high level policy advice and support to UK government and in Europe, and am an active advisor in the European Commission and ICES. 

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