Professor Sue Hartley

Professor Sue Hartley

N8 AgriFood Sustainable Food Production Theme Lead The University of York

Professor Sue Hartley is the Director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute, an innovative inter-disciplinary partnership addressing the key global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and threats to food security. Her current research focuses on developing sustainable ways to increase crop resilience to drought, disease and insect pests. She was the founding Academic Director of the 16M HEFCE AgriFood Resilience Programme, a collaborative project across the N8 group of northern research-intensive Universities, and she is currently a co-Investigator at CECAN, an ESRC large centre pioneering innovative approaches to policy making and evaluation where food, energy, water and environmental issues intersect. Sue is a member of the BBSRC’s Strategic Advisory Panel on Agriculture and Food Security, Chair of the RCUK Sustainable Agriculture Research Innovation Club, Co-lead of the RCUK Sustainable Intensification Research Network, a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the President of the British Ecological Society.

Contact Information

Phone: 01904328640

Email: sue.hartley@york.ac.uk