SENSE member Barbara Bray received an MBE for services to food and nutrition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2019. She is currently a director of the Oxford Farming Conference (www.ofc.org.uk) and sits on committees for both the Institute of Food Science and Technology and The Nutrition Society’s Training Academy. Barbara, who studied vegetable production for specific nutritional needs as part of her Nuffield Farming Scholarship, speaks at food and agriculture events and has recently contributed to debates at the UN Committee for Food Security in Rome on Youth and Women in Agriculture. Barbara is also Joint Programmes Organiser for SENSE.
“For anyone with a passion for food and farming, the ability to work with a range of people, sharing knowledge and ideas, is such an important skill,” says Barbara. “I have found the agri-food sector a great space to work in as a black British scientist and to lead real positive change. I’m delighted to receive this award and look forward to many more years of educating people about food and nutrition, supporting women in their early careers in the agri-food sector and being a role model for the next generation of black British scientists.”