Professor Mortimer was one of the driving forces in putting together the N8 AgriFood project at the University of Liverpool, and played a major role in setting up the university’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems, engaging in food system science to improve health and the environment.
N8 AgriFood Chair at the University of Liverpool, Professor Jonathan Rushton, said: “Martin was the driving force in the University for food security research that led to the establishment of the N8 Agrifood programme.
“This programme brought me to Liverpool and provided the opportunity to work closely with Martin over the last three and a half years.
“His knowledge, insight, energy and enthusiasm helped to create the University’s Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food System which we co-led up until his death. He was a colleague who became a friend and he will be much missed.”
For more tributes and highlights from Professor Mortimer’s career click HERE to read the full obituary from the University of Liverpool.