• West Mains Road, Kings Buildings, Peter Wilson Building

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

1993 …2021

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Research interests

Research interests centre on the processes involved in crop domestication, ranging from major crops through orphan crops to new crops, and applying new lessons from one category of crops to another along the domestication continuum. My interests begin with the genetics of crop domestication and resource management, but extend to the other processes involved in crop development and promotion. They also extend to understanding crops within a range of different production and food system contexts. These research interests are reflected in publications that review the genetics of orphan crop mainstreaming and that assess the use of biodiversity to sustainably intensify global food production. I am also interested in informing research strategy and policy development for agriculture. I have been engaged in work in 20 tropical or sub-tropical countries.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Dundee

31 Mar 199231 Aug 1995

Award Date: 31 Aug 1995

Master, University of Birmingham

30 Sep 199031 Aug 1991

Award Date: 31 Aug 1991

Bachelor, University of Oxford

30 Sep 198531 Jul 1989

Award Date: 31 Jul 1989

External positions

World Agroforestry Centre

1 Sep 1995 → …


  • SD Forestry
  • QK Botany
  • S Agriculture (General)


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