Chief Science Regulatory Affairs Adviser, NFU
Dr Helen Ferrier is the National Farmers' Union's Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser. She leads the organisation's policy work on agricultural science and research, biotechnology, and food safety, covering all sectors of farming. Based at NFU HQ in Warwickshire, she leads a policy team covering plant health and pesticides, farm safety, skills and training, transport, employment and better regulation.
Helen is a director of the Rothamsted Research Association Board and is a member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Before joining the NFU in 2004, Helen was a research scientist at Imperial College London, working on probabilistic modelling of dietary exposure to pesticides. She has a background in environmental science and technology.