“I help farmers by working with plants ”
I plan and run experiments to investigate how weeds evolve in response to pesticides sprayed on crops in the field. These can be carried out in the laboratory, greenhouse and in the field.
My job helps to contribute towards food security and the wider economy by exploring some of the issues impacting agriculture and food production today. The results of our research will be translated into practical advice for farmers dealing with these weeds and crop production.
A large part of my work is also towards the advancement of wider scientific knowledge (by writing papers).
As well as the scientific challenges I encounter, I enjoy a large degree of autonomy and have plenty of time outside
At A-level, I studied chemistry, biology, geology and art.
I have always taken a keen interest in nature and plants in particular and this has been very useful.
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