BA (Oxon) in Biological Sciences; PhD in plant pathogen temperature ecology (pending viva examination)
My PhD combined elements of data science, modelling and microbiology to investigate the temperature ecology of plant pathogens, of which, CABI’s databases were crucial for various elements of this research.
I joined CABI in 2021 as a Data Analyst in the Knowledge and Data Management Team. I work on various Data and Services projects to support donors and in-country partners in the better management and sharing of data. I also provide analytic and technical support to the CABI Action on Invasives programme, the Global Burden of Crop Loss project as well as other projects.
I promote FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data, human-centred design and the Principles for Digital Development, as part of project design, development, and implementation.
Efforts to reach Sustainable Development Goals in food security, nutrition and livelihoods are being hindered by crop loss. Up 40% of crop yields are lost to pests and disease but the data available to prove and show trends is limited. The Global Burden of Crop Loss project will collect, validate, analyse and disseminate data on the extent and causes of crop loss with the aim of gathering sufficient and reliable data that can act as evidence to enable prioritisation of research and policy in plant health, to improve our ability to predict the impact of emerging diseases.
Start: 01/04/19 -End: 31/10/26