19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years

24 July 2020
The future of organic farming and the environment

All to play for if full benefits of organic farming for wildlife, the environment and health are to be realised



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

The Organic Research Centre contact details

Trent Lodge,Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JN


Phone (Switchboard): +44 (0)1488 658298
Fax: +44 (0)1488 658503
Email: hello@organicresearchcentre.com

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Staff details

NameJob titleEmail prefixPhoneExtensionAdditional information
Miss. Lucy MacLennanChief Executive Officerlucy.m0Strategic direction and leadership of Organic Research Centre
Dr. Bruce PearceDirector of Research and Innovationbruce.p+44 (0)1488 6462326232Research team leader, Contracts manager
Ms. Sarah WebbFinance Officerfinance+44(0)1488 6462386238Member of the admin team
Ms. Sarah BarrettSupporter Engagement Administratorsarah.b+44(0)1488 6462406240Supporters team and Fundraising
Dr. Lubna Arif-SchmidtSupporter Engagement Manager lubna.a+44(0)1488 6462396239Supporters team and Fundraising
Dr. Ambrogio CostanzoPrincipal Crops Researcherambrogio.c+44 (0)1488 6462416241Team leader, Crops & Plant breeding research
Ms. Anja ViewegerSenior Crops Researcheranja.v+44 (0)1488 6462426242Member of soils and cropping, and Environment, sustainability and health teams
Mr. Dominic AmosCrops Researcherdominic.a+44 (0)1488 6462436243Member of the soils and cropping team
Dr. Charlotte BicklerSenior Crops and Breeding Researchercharlotte.b+44 (0)1488 6462446244Member of the plant breeding team
Ms. Sally WestawaySenior Agroforestry Researchersally.w +44 (0)1488 6462466246Agroforestry, biofuels and crops research
Dr. Marion JohnsonPrincipal Livestock Researchermarion.j+44(0)1488 6462476247Team Leader: Livestock research
Dr. Lindsay WhistanceSenior Livestock Researcherlindsay.w+44 (0)1488 6462486248Member of livestock team
Ms. Chiara TuoniLivestock Research Communicatorchiara.t+44(0)1488 6462576257Member of livestock team
Dr. Abel VillaResearcher Agricultural Supply Chainsabel.v+44(0)1635 6462556255Environment, Sustainability & Health
Ms. Lisa ArguileSustainability Researcherlisa.a+44(0)1488 6462586258Environment, Sustainability & Health
Mr. Mark MeasuresPrincipal Consultantmark.m+44(0)1488 658298552Director, IOTA, home-based
Ms. Katie BlissKnowledge Exchange Officerkatie.b+44 (0)1488 6462526252Member of Knowledge Exchange team
Ms. Janie CaldbeckInformation OfficerJanie.c+44(0)1488 6462536253Agricology content editor, home-based
Ms. Lydia MooreAgricology Project Managerlydia.m+44(0)1488 6462596259Based at Daylesford Foundation
Dr. Stefano OrsiniSenior Researcherstefano.o+44 (0)1488 6462546254Member, business and markets team
. Accounts payableap0Supplier invoices, statements, requests for payment and any other supplier queries
. Finance and administration teamfinance0Any general finance administration and customer enquiries
Mr. Phil SumptionResearch Communications (freelance)phil.s+44(0)1488 6462516251Website, Bulletins, Social media

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