The N8 AgriFood team combines strong academic research leadership in agrifood resilience across the natural and social sciences with professional research management and business development support.
Professor Katherine Denby
Katherine started her scientific career with a PhD in Plant Science at Oxford University, followed...
Professor Les Firbank
Theme Leader - Sustainable Food Production
Les is an agro-ecologist with interests in sustainable agriculture, land management and food production.
Professor Steven A. Banwart
Theme Leader - Resilient Supply Chains
Steve is an international leader in the study of reactive processes in soil and groundwater and leads the University of Sheffield Sustainable Food Futures (SheFF) research programme.
Professor Jason Halford
Theme Leader - Improved Consumption & Health
Jason is a chartered Health Psychologist and currently the Convernor of the Liverpool Obesity Research Network. He is Chair Elect of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity - Europe's largerst and the World's oldest National Obesity Science organisation.
Operations & Business Development Director
Jonathan leads the team responsible for the operational and business requirements of the N8 AgriFood...
Events & Business Engagement Manager
Malou works with industry and the N8 institutions to ensure engagement with key stakeholders by developing...
Business Development Manager
Stephen works with the N8 institutions to identify, scope and develop strong strategic relationships with...
Grants and Finance Co-Ordinator
Vikki is a qualified accountant with experience in the Financial Services sector. She joined Leeds...
PA to Academic Director
Lynne joined the N8 AgriFood team in August 2015 after taking early retirement from her...
James joined N8 Agrifood in September 2016 as the Programme Administrator providing support and coordination...