Meet the team
N8 AgriFood Academic and Operational Leadership
The N8 AgriFood programme is hosted by the University of York. The Principal Investigator for the programme is Professor Debbie Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at York who also chairs the N8 AgriFood Steering Group. The Academic Director and the Operations Director are also both based at York, within the Secretariat.
N8 AgriFood Secretariat
The programme Secretariat is based at York within the Biology Department. The team fulfills the overall management function for the programme.
N8 AgriFood Academic Leads
Academic leads from each N8 university form the N8 AgriFood Steering Committee, where members are responsible for providing academic leadership and contributing to the strategic direction of the programme. Dr Nick Goldspink also joins the steering group from the N8 Research Partnership.
N8 AgriFood Chairs
Each N8 University has an N8 AgriFood Chair, actively working to build collaborations across the N8 and develop interdisciplinary research projects