Centre for Evidence Based Agriculture - The Team | Harper Adams University

Dr Nicola Randall

Dr Randall manages the Centre for Evidence Based Agriculture and oversees all the research, knowledge translation and publicity activities. She set up the centre in 2012, and has been working on the use and synthesis of evidence in the fields of conservation and agriculture for over 12 years.

Dr Katy James

Dr James is the senior researcher in the CEBA. She has designed new methodologies, and works with funders and commissioners to design and implement reviews, and to carry out training.

Dr Abigail Graceson

Dr Graceson works with Dr James, university academic staff and with our collaborators and stakeholders to carry out systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses for decision makers.

Dr Matthew Back

Matthew Back is the departmental lead for Crop and Environmental Sciences. He is particularly experienced in reviews and evidence syntheses on the management of pests, weeds and pathogens. He has specific expertise in plant nematology and his wider research is concerned with the development of non-chemical crop protection strategies.

Dr Iona-Yuelu Huang

Dr Huang is the Centre expert in the fields of business management and economics. Dr Iona Huang undertakes systematic reviews in areas such as economic impact of agri-tech ( e.g. precision farming, agricultural robotics), innovation adoption, rural development policy, rural entrepreneurship, business models, and agri-food waste management.

Dr Louise Manning

Dr Manning is our expert in food policy. She undertakes critical reviews in the areas of food policy, food safety management and food fraud and these have been published in journals such as Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition and Current Reviews in Food Science.

Dr Philip Robinson

Dr Philip Robinson is the centre lead for animal health and welfare, and for veterinary research. Dr Robinson is an academic veterinarian and interdisciplinary scholar conducting research in the fields of veterinary epidemiology and animal health and welfare.

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