Project supervisors are at the forefront of global food security research and our students are developing to become the food security research leaders of the future.

Some of our students

Lucas Gent

I received my first degree from the University of Manchester (BSc Biology (Hons)). During these 3 three years I developed a love for plant science. I continued my academic progression … Continue reading

Henry Barber

I graduated from the University of Reading in 2013 with a degree in agriculture, starting my PhD shortly afterwards in October 2013. growing up in Lincolnshire naturally my main interest is in … Continue reading

Flora O’Brien

My project focusses on multi-trophic interactions between soil microbial communities, plants and phytophagous insects in an agricultural context.  The study aims to determine how different fertiliser types (organic or conventional) … Continue reading

Some of our Supervisors

Professor Julie Lovegrove

Julie’s research contributes to the Phytonutrients in the Food Chain and Lipids in the Food Chain research programmes. Julie investigates the impact of diet and food nutrients on metabolic syndrome … Continue reading

Dr Rowan Mitchell

Dr Rowan Mitchell did a first degree in Botany and Chemistry at Durham University, UK and PhD in Plant Physiology at Imperial College, UK. He held a long-term EMBO fellowship … Continue reading

Dr Barbara Fielding

I am a Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences, my main interest is human fatty metabolism – implications for healthy living throughout our lives, and how this is impaired in obesity and … Continue reading