Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2019
Professor Linda Field is an insect molecular biologist. She is former Head of Biointeractions and Crop Protection at Rothamsted Research, and currently a Professor Emerita. Her personal research interests are focused on understanding insecticide mode of action and resistance at the biochemical/molecular level.
As head of department, Linda has also developed a wide knowledge of alternative pest control strategies, especially the use of chemical ecology approaches and including the use of GM technologies. The overall aim of her work is to deliver effective and sustainable crop protection strategies that minimise the effects on non-targets and the environment.