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Reader in Plant Physiology, and plant biochemist. Twenty-one years research experience in these fields, including: manipulation of photosynthetic mechanisms to improve crop productivity; cultivar selection to reduce post-harvest deterioration of root crops; use of chlorophyll fluorescence for early detection of physiological stress in stored fruit; and effects of organic production practices on post-harvest fruit quality. Long-term overseas experience in Mexico, and field work in East Africa. Fluent Spanish and good French.