Professor Bob Doherty is the Academic Lead and Co-Chair for AgriFood at York, and is the key contact for any enquiries about the University of York's work in this area.
Bob Doherty is Professor of Marketing in the York Management School, and Principal Investigator of the IKnowFood project, which seeks to explore food resilience on farms, in supply chains and among consumers.
Professor Tony Heron is Co-Chair of AgriFood at York.
Tony Heron is Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics, with specific interest in trade and development, and global food systems. Tony is also a Co Investigator of the IKnowFood project.
Local Theme Leader contact details
If you have a query that is specific to an AgriFood at York research theme, you can contact the Local Theme Leaders directly:
Dr Chris West
Chris is the lead for Resilient Supply Chains as part of AgriFood at York. Chris is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute at York and leads SEI York's Sustainable Consumption and Production group. Chris sits on the Steering Group for SEI's Producer to Consumer Sustainability Initative.
Dr Thorunn Helgason
Thorunn is the lead for Sustainable Food Production for AgriFood at York. Thorunn is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology. Thorunn's research focuses on variation in biodiversity, distribution and function of key microbial groups in field based systems.
Prof Karen Bloor
Karen leads Improved Consumption & Health for AgriFood at York. Karen is Professor of Health Economics and Policy in the Health Sciences Department and the research team lead for the Health Services and Policy Research Group at York. She is also the University of York Research Champion for Health and Wellbeing.
Knowledge Exchange Fellows
AgriFood at York currently has two Knowledge Exchange Fellows funded by N8 AgriFood. They can help put you in contact with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. N8 institutions, industry, advisory bodies, other third parties) within the agri-food arena.
Dr Sally Howlett
Tel.: +44 (0)1904 328506
Sally is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the N8 AgriFood programme, based in the Biology department. Her research background is in sustainable farm-scale crop production and plant pest management, with a current focus on plant defence responses involving silicon and endophyte. Within these interest areas, Sally's role is to link research activities with external stakeholders, working together to co-produce ideas and multi-disciplinary projects with applications across the agrifood chain.
Dr James Stockdale
Tel.: +44 (0)1904 328506
James is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the N8 AgriFood programme. He is currently helping to understand resilience across the agri-food supply chain through the IKnowFood project. James focuses on building links between researchers with stakeholders in the agri-food industry in order to co-design multi-disciplinary collaborations which will enhance research impact.
Dr John Atibila
Tel.: +44 (0)1904 328163
John is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the N8 AgriFood programme, and also a Research Development Manager for AgriFood within the central Research Development team. John provides support for strategic research development and partnership development, in addition to disseminating research impact around agrifood/food systems/food security.
Getting in touch
General AgriFood at York enquiries can be directed to:
Tel.: +44 (0)1904 567604
AgriFood at York
Research Innovation Office
Suite 1.14, Innovation Centre
York Science Park
University of York