Professor Neil Willey

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Area of expertise

My primary areas of expertise are plant physiology and doctoral education. I'm the author of Environmental Plant Physiology (2016, Garland Scientific) and was Director of the UWE Graduate School from 2012 to 2023.  My research focusses on: a) plants and ionising radiation, including the uptake and effects of a range of radioisotopes in agricultural and natural ecosystems, and b) hydroponic systems and urban farming. Over the last 25 years my research has been funded by UWE, MAFF, BNFL, the Leverhulme Trust, the BBSRC, NERC, the Environment Agency (EA), Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) Ltd and the European Innovation Council (EIC). I was a member of the TREE consortium, a large multi-institutional radioecological research programme funded by NERC, the EA and RWM. I'm part of the 'Microbial-Hydroponics (Mi-Hy)' EIC funded project developing sustainable hydroponics for urban environments.

I'm currently interested in radioecological studies for nuclear decommissioning/nuclear new build/nuclear waste repositories, in plant responses to ionising radiation in the context of plant stress biology, and in hydroponic production systems in urban settings. 


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