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Thought Leaders


Feras' science leaders comprises of renowned scientists who underpin our passion for ground breaking innovation and translational science, all supported with technical expertise to ensure best-in-class governance for the organisation.


Ainsley Jones

Senior Analytical Chemist

Dr Chris Sinclair

Senior Environmental Chemist EcoChemistry Section Leader

Rick Mumford

Director of Science

Andrew Hudson

Head of Microbiology

Dr Louise Byass

IP Exploitation Manager

Eleanor Jones

Population genetics and environmental DNA

Julian Smith

International Development including sustainable agriculture, plant pests and diseases

Neil Boonham

Science Lead for Detection & Surveillance Technologies

Glyn Jones

Environmental economist

Giles Budge

Head of Crop Science

Mark Sykes

Senior Scientist - Proficiency Testing

Christine Henry

Plant pathology, Genetic modifications and Waste

Paul Brereton

Co-ordinator for Agri-Food Research

Adrian Charlton

Principal Scientist & Team Leader, Chemical and Biochemical Profiling