I am an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant based in the United Kingdom. I undertook my BSc (Agriculture with Animal Science) and PhD (Ruminant Nutrition and Behaviour) at Harper Adams University College (UK), followed by post-doctoral research at Cornell University (USA) and a faculty position at Washington State University (USA). In addition to my research, I am also the Chair of the Route Panel for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care; the Vice-Chair of the Green Apprenticeships Advisory Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education; and am on the board of the National Beef Association. Passionate about sustainability issues and the role of animal agriculture in helping to feed a hungry world using fewer resources, my current research and outreach work focuses on modelling the environmental impact of livestock production systems.
My professional goal is to communicate the importance of factors affecting livestock industry sustainability to enhance the knowledge and understanding of food production stakeholders from the farmer through to the retailer, policy-maker and consumer. I have an active social media presence and spend a considerable amount of time de-bunking some of the more commonly-heard myths relating to livestock production. To this end, she was awarded the Women in Dairy “Dairy Industry Woman of the Year 2017” and the Farmers Guardian “Farming Hero of the Year 2018” awards, and was awarded Associate Membership of the Royal Agricultural Society in 2018.
Please feel free to contact me to enquire about environmental modelling and analysis, or if you’d like me to speak at your event or conference. I have presented to audiences of up to 5,000 people, in 14 countries on six continents. Past presentations have ranged from 15 minutes to 4 hours, and I’m also absolutely open to panels, Q&A, webinars etc. Examples of my powerpoint presentations and videos of past talks are in the links to the left. For more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org