Dr Russell Readman

Course Manager Profile

As the leading provider of agricultural education in the UK, Harper Adams offers a wide range of courses allowing you to specialise in your chosen area. You will be taught by specialists working at the forefront of their discipline, and will have access to our own university farm, to demonstrate principles in practice. The placement year allows you to apply theory to practice, gain key employability skills and develop contacts in the industry. Harper Adams has an excellent reputation for producing high quality agriculture graduates; this is reflected in our excellent employability record and the number of our graduates employed in key positions throughout the agricultural industry in the UK and overseas.

Dr Russell Readman
Principal Lecturer


Crop production, crop nutrition and soil science.

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Studied BSc (Hons) Agriculture before working as a Farm Management Consultant. Undertook PhD research on foliar nitrogen for wheat before taking up a lecturing post in crop production at Harper Adams.


I enjoy mechanical engineering, classic car and vintage tractor restoration and hill walking.