Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2010
Emeritus Professor of Pest Management at Imperial College, began his career initially by visiting West Africa as part of a student expedition, in which he studied the problem of insect pests during transit by cargo ship to the UK. He then joined the Colonial Office to participate in a Cotton Pest Research Project in Central Africa He then returned to the UK joining Imperial College, where he was responsible for a Group – International Pesticide Application Research Centre (IPARC) at Silwood Park. He lectured on the MSc course and served as a course leader for a period prior to retirement. Part of IPARC’s work involved providing a pest management course, sponsored by the British Council, for overseas countries. IPARC tested equipment for control of vectors of disease and assisted the development of WHO standards for pesticide application equipment. He assisted FAO by chairing a Pesticide Referee Group to advise on Locust control. He visited many countries for various international organisations, including the World Bank, WHO, FAO and UNIDO to give advice on pest management of cotton or other crops, provide training courses on pesticide application, or contribute to degree courses. He was an editor of Crop Protection and wrote several books related to the application of pesticides. His research included studies on ultra-low-volume spray application and use of electrostatic sprayers.