Professor, Animal and Plant Biology; Chair in Rural Policy
Room: Mitchelmore, Northop campus
+44 (0) 1978 293968
With nearly 30 years of academic experience in horticulture, wildlife and plant biology, Professor David Skydmore holds the Chair of Rural Policy at Wrexham Glyndŵr University in the School of Social and Life Sciences.
David is also Academic Campus Leader for the University’s Northop campus which is home to an organic market garden (which hosts community growing plots), a sustainable woodland being restored to its deciduous state, and meadows managed for biodiversity which provide research and experimental areas to students
David also has the role of Director of Horticulture Wales, a Welsh Government project to help growers and food processors by improving supply chain efficiencies and promoting a sustainable and identifiably Welsh, horticulture sector.
David achieved a PhD in Plant Health from Bangor University in population biology and plant pathology and a Fellowship at Cambridge University and visiting fellowship at Trinity College Dublin. He currently sits on the committees of the UK Plant Health Strategic Advisory Forum and the Wales Tree and Plant Health Group.
PhD, MA, BSc
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Chartered Science Teacher
Supervisor for conservation and ecology research dissertations
Programme Leader – Foundation Year Biosciences
Module taught: Introduction to Biosciences
Skydmore D. (2013) ‘Food Security: some issues impacting on future food availability’. Food Security
Rural policy and land use
Population biology and spatial analysis
Horticulture supply chain management