Professor of Ecology
University of Southampton
Professor Guy Poppy served as the FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 2014 to 2020. He also continues with his research in global food security at the University of Southampton, where he is Professor of Ecology and previously directed Interdisciplinary Research across 11 research themes and 4 institutes.
Professor Poppy has significant research experience in food systems and food security and has advised governments around the world on these issues. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers including a number of highly cited articles on risk assessment, risk analysis and risk communication. He is currently a member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) panel assessing the quality of agriculture, food and veterinary science in the UK, having previously served on the REF2014 panel.