Independent Board Member
Dr Roma Gwynn has an MSc in Technology for Crop Protection and a PhD in Insect Pathology from Reading University. She is a biopesticide specialist working in technology for 30 years, initially as an insect pathologist research scientist to working for commercial companies in biocontrol product development. She is now an independent specialist. Roma has taken a lead role in the EU and internationally in the development and registration of new biopesticide technologies including semi-chemical, botanical and microbial substances. Her expertise is in facilitating the process of getting biopesticide products onto the market, with particular expertise in efficacy.
Roma is the editor of the ‘The Manual of Biocontrol Agents’ published by BCPC, Chair of the Endowment Committee for the Society of Invertebrate Pathology and a Biopesticide Consultant. Roma has participated in entomopathogenic nematode COST Actions 819 and 850 and is an active member of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association.
Roma has been an expert for: the REBECA project for regulation of biocontrol agents, the OECD Biopesticide Steering Group and EU Commission. Roma has also been involved in the development of biopesticide regulatory guidance and is consultant on several biopesticide collaborative research, AGRI-TECH and PhD projects.
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