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New Defra Chief Scientist appointed

18th July 2019

Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by Defra to be the department’s new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).

Professor Henderson, currently a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford and until recently its head of department, will join Defra in October this year.

He will replace Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving Defra after seven years in the post.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Henderson said:


PhD Studentships: Call now open

11th July 2019

To further research currently undertaken through the AHDB Postgraduate Studentship programme, AHDB is making funding available for up to 10 PhD studentships.

Starting in 2020, these studentships will deliver new experts and science with practical benefits across agriculture and horticulture.

This invitation is open to all UK universities, colleges and research institutes.


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