Dr SARAH PERRYMAN
e-RA Curator and Plant Pathologist
Intelligent Data Ecosystems
Sarah is a curator of the electronic Rothamsted Archive (e-RA), which provides secure storage of long-term experimental data. She has a diverse background, having worked at Rothamsted Research for more than 30 years in plant pathology, weed ecology, herbicide resistance and insecticide resistance. Sarah is developing an automatic system for monitoring crop stresses caused by fungal pathogens and insect pests. She embraces the multidisciplinary nature of agricultural science. She has worked at all system levels from microbiology, whole plant and field experiments, aiming towards an understanding of the relationships between laboratory-based and real farm-scale effects. Sarah has a special interest in sharing the skills and knowledge of Rothamsted Research with scientists from developing countries from her role as International Liaison Officer with Rothamsted International (2007-2011). She is also interested in the effective communication and visualisation of science to the lay community and school children, as well as in the design of publicity material to enhance the public understanding of science. Previously, Sarah volunteered on two environmental research expeditions to Belize and Tonga to survey the effects of pollution and fishing on coral reefs. She has also worked as a tutor for the Field Studies Council, teaching Geography & Biology.
- Agrivision Inspector - Development of a system for low cost, remotely managed, automated crop stress monitoring and detection
- 1997 PhD Marine Ecotxicology, University of Plymouth, UK
- 1992 M.Sc. Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK
- 1989 BSc Hons Geography & Biology, University of Sussex, UK