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Prof Terry leads the research and teaching activity in Environment and Agrifood at Cranfield University with line management ca. 80 staff and a cohort of 60 PhD and 120 MSc students. Prof Terry is also head of the Plant Science Laboratory at Cranfield which is one of the largest and best equipped postharvest research groups in Europe. He has supervised over 25 PhD students to completion and has published 180 peer reviewed publications (and patents) including in Horticultural Research (Nature Series), Plant Physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Annals of Botany, Food Chemistry, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and Postharvest Biology and Technology. Prof Terry has consistently secured funding as PI from BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK, and Defra and also has developed a mature yet growing revenue stream with repeat high value custom from key industrial clients viz. Unilever, PepsiCo and Johnson Matthey.


Prof Terry is currently PI to six large BBSRC research grants and 8 PhD studentships. He is an appointed member of the UK Government’s Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel (AFS SAP) 2015-2018, and a long standing member of the Postharvest Biology and Technology [Journal] Editorial Board. Prof Terry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, the Higher Education Academy and the Institute of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE).  Prof Terry has been heavily involved with two of the UK Government’s Agritech Centres as a current Director of the AgriEPICentre and former interim Director of Crop Health and Protection. Cranfield University has been one of the main recipients of capital funding (£8.5 M) for precision agriculture, phenomics, postharvest technology and soil science from the UK Government’s Agritech Strategy.



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