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Tina Barsby awarded an OBE in 2018 New Year Honours List

last modified Jan 04, 2018 12:56 PM
Dr Tina Barsby, CEO of Cambridge-based crop science organisation NIAB and member of Cambridge Global Food Security's Steering Committee, has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for services to agricultural science and biotechnology.
Tina Barsby awarded an OBE in 2018 New Year Honours List

Dr Tina Barsby

Dr Barsby is a plant geneticist, well known for her scientific achievements and significant experience in the agricultural crop sector. CEO of NIAB since 2008, her strong leadership skills and supportive staff have enabled Dr Barsby to position NIAB where it is today as the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation.



This award is a great honour for me and a tribute to all the colleagues I’ve worked with across the industry over the years. Every day I’m inspired by the work being carried out at NIAB and the essential contribution we are making to help our industry fulfil its potential in food production.”

-- Dr Tina Barsby


Tina is an outstanding and inspiring scientist who has spent her career ensuring that effective and innovative crop research is translated into practice across farms in the UK and, latterly, in other countries across the world. Everyone at NIAB is delighted and proud that her work is being recognised in this way.”

-- Jim Godfrey, Chairman of the NIAB Board.


Read more:

Dr Barsby's profile on the Cambridge Global Food Security website.