Head of Crop Health and IPM, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board.
Paul Neve took the role of Head of Crop Health and IPM at the AHDB in January 2020. Prior to this, he was a Principal Research Scientist at Rothamsted Research where he led the institute’s Smart Crop Protection programme. He graduated from the University of Liverpool with a PhD in weed ecology, before moving to Australia for six years, where he worked for the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative at the University of Western Australia. On returning to the UK in 2005, he took up a lecturing position at the University of Warwick, before moving to Rothamsted in 2014. He is Past-President of the European Weed Research Society and holds as associate visiting academic position at Colorado State University. Paul’s research has mainly focused on the ecological, evolutionary and agronomic drivers of herbicide resistance; using a range of eco-evolutionary, modelling, field and glasshouse, and epidemiological approaches to understand, mitigate and predict the evolution of resistance and to design integrated weed management strategies.