Dr Helen Ferrier leads the National Farmers’ Union’s policy work on agricultural science and research, biotechnology, data 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 Chair of the Agrimetrics Advisory Board and is a member of several other advisory panels and boards in the agricultural R&D community. Before joining the NFU in 2004, Helen was a research scientist at Imperial College London. She has an academic background in environmental science and technology.