Director of Environment and Agrifood and member of the Senior Management team
Leon's role focuses on leading Cranfield's activities in agriculture and food research and teaching across the University.
In addition to his role on the University's Senior Management Team, Leon also leads the environment and agrifood research and teaching activities of the University; these were amalgamated in 2013 and further expanded in 2016. The theme now houses two research centres: Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute, and the Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Informatics plus two of the UK Government’s Agritech Centres of Innovation - AgriEPI and CHAP.
Leon graduated from Imperial College, London. He completed his MSc and PhD in Postharvest Technology at Cranfield University. His personal scholarship has been driven by a need to preserve and maintain the quality and safety of fresh produce by better understanding the physiological, biochemical and molecular changes which occur after harvest in order to reduce waste and thereby help ensure greater food security across the world.
Further information on Professor Terry's work can be accessed on his academic profile.