1 Coventry University – CU

Introduction to CAWR: Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience www.coventry.ac.uk/CAWR

Team in O+

Dr Ulrich Schmutz.  Ulrich is a Professor for Organic Horticulture and Ecological Economics at CAWR and principle investigator (PI)  / co-ordinator of Organic-PLUS, leading WP1 LEAD and contributing to all other WPs. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/ulrich-schmutz

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Judith Conroy. Judith is the project manager of Organic-PLUS. She also works as a researcher in WP1 LEAD, WP2 IMPACT and WP5 SOIL. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/judith-conroy

Judith Conroy

Dr Adrian Evans. Adrian is an Associate Professor at CAWR and leading WP2 IMPACT. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/adrian-evans

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Dr Francis Rayns. Francis is an Assistant Professor at CAWR and leading CAWR contribution to WP5 SOIL, including leading task 5.7. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/francis-rayns

Francis 2

Dr Dionysios Dennis Touliatos. Dennis is a Research Assistant having joined O+ in March 2020 to strengthen the horticultural science research team working in WP5 SOIL: Fossil-fuel plastic alternatives, peat alternatives and alternatives to animal-based fertilisers for vegan organic growers. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/dennis-touliatos


Dr Sara Burbi. Sara is a veterinary surgeon and Assistant Professor at CAWR working in WP4 LIVESTOCK and leading task 4.7. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/sara-burbi

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Dr Anna Bogush. Anna is an Associate Professor and environmental scientist researching the fate of emerging pollutants (e.g. metals/metalloids, microplastic, pharmaceuticals). Anna has joined the team in January 2020, working on toxicology in WP5 SOIL. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/anna-bogush

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Dr Rosa van Kesteren. Rosa is a research assistant and has joined the team in March 2019. She works with Adrian and Ulrich on organic consumer research in WP2 IMPACT. https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/rosa-van-kesteren-2

University worker Rosa Van Kesteren was among those who stripped off

About Coventry University

Coventry University (CU) is well known for being ambitious and innovative, making a significant contribution to important global and societal challenges. The University has a proven track record of delivering high quality research and the new £100m research strategy ‘Excellence with impact’ builds on this and transforms the way research is conducted by applying fresh and original approaches. Coventry University is ranked ‘number 1’ Modern University in the UK according to the Guardian and Times newspaper University Guides. Over the last years the University has been delivering on over 120 research contracts awarded by the European Commission. The university includes several Research Centres, and the largest with more than 60 academic staff and PhD-researchers is CAWR, the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience. CAWR drives innovative, transdisciplinary research on the understanding and development of resilient food and water systems in the UK, Europe and globally, especially in Africa and Asia. Through its focus on food and water CAWR develops and integrates new knowledge in social and agroecological processes, as well as examining the pivotal role communities play in developing resistance. The centre is hosted at Ryton Organic Gardens, home of Garden Organic (Henry Doubleday Research Association) a research charity that has been at the forefront of organic farming and sustainable horticulture since 1954. CAWR draws on the decades of experience in the organic sector and has greenhouses, poly-tunnels and open field research grounds for replicated trials at it’s Ryton farm site, which it bought in September 2019. Unique to the centre is the incorporation of the co-generation of knowledge with citizen-consumers and the participation of farmers, growers and other stakeholders in transdisciplinary research.