Professor Tim Daniell

Professor Tim Daniell

N8 AgriFood Chairl is Soil Microbiology The University of Sheffield

After a PhD in Warwick and post-doctoral posts in Durham, Lancaster and York, Tim took up a Principal Investigator position at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (now James Hutton Institute) in Dundee in 2000, first as a research lead in soil ecology and later as theirTheme Leader in Sustainable Production Systems (2013-16). At the Institute he developed a group focusing on soil ecology, especially in linking activity to the dynamics of the relevant microbial groups. In 2016 he became ‘Professor of Soil Microbiology’ at the University of Sheffield maintaining a 30% position at the James Hutton Institute. His current research focuses mainly on:

  • The interaction between plants and soil function
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal ecology
  • The application of nematode dynamics as a measure of soil health


Contact Information

Phone: 01142220137