Previously working as Senior Programme Officer, Climate Change and Biodiversity for the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) on agricultural, forest and coastal ecosystems and with experience researching agroforestry, Dr Simonson brings a wealth of knowledge to the ORC.
Commenting on the position, Dr Simonson said:
“It’s a privilege to be taking up my position as Head of Research at ORC and be part of the fantastic work that has been going on for the last 40 years. I look forward to working with ORC’s team and many partners to help meet current and future challenges in sustainable farming”.Dr Will Simonson
Lucy MacLennan, CEO at the ORC, added:
“I would like to thank Dr Bruce Pearce for everything that he has delivered for the ORC over his long career at the organisation.
At a time when there is increasing focus on the development of sustainable agricultural practices and agroecological production methods, I am delighted to welcome Dr Will Simonson to the ORC. His knowledge and experience will ensure that we continue to develop our research to improve the uptake, efficiency and development of organic farming as well as leading our Agroforestry research theme.”
Notes to editors
The Organic Research Centre (ORC) is the UK’s leading independent organic research organisation. Established in 1980, for over 40 years the charity has played a central role in the development of organic food and farming research, knowledge exchange, policy and standard setting. We:
For further information on the ORC please visit: https://www.organicresearchcentre.com/
High resolution photo available on request.
For any further questions about the ORC or this press release please contact the ORC’s Communication Officer Vicky Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up to ORC’s e-bulletin and be the first to receive updates from our in-the-field research and the latest organic and agroecological news and events. Delivered to your inbox monthly.