NEWS: NIAB EMR appoints Scott Raffle as Knowledge Exchange Manager

31 Jan 2022

Scott Raffle has been appointed to the role of Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager at NIAB EMR.

Widely known within the UK fruit industry for his previous work at ADAS, and more recently his work disseminating AHDB-funded fruit research, Scott is taking on a newly created role to improve the information flow of research results from NIAB EMR and to raise its profile within the industry.

NIAB EMR’s Head of Science, Professor Xiangming Xu commented, “It is hugely important to recognise that communication out to industry is an integral part of the world-leading science we undertake. Furthermore, this is an exciting time for Scott to be joining NIAB EMR. With the new facilities that have been developed on site through Growing Kent & Medway, the opportunities for the industry to support fruit and other horticultural research here are endless.”

This new role will also allow Scott to continue working directly with growers, technologists and industry agronomists on projects which encompass invasive pests/diseases such as spotted wing drosophila, fruit breeding programmes and centres of excellence such as NIAB EMR’s WET Centre and Plum Demonstration Centre. He will also work with the Growing Kent & Medway team to promote the new scientific and research facilities being developed at NIAB EMR to bring the industry ever closer to the research base that already exists.