24 April 2019
Arable intercropping and variety trials

Field lab meeting at Roundhill Farm, near Swindon

5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting



17 April 2019
Formal objection to GM potato crop trial

Plans for new GM crop trial raise objections from leading environmental and farming organisations

17 April 2019
Agroecology and carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050

New french study on reducing greenhouse gases by transitioning to agroecology



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Ms. Olivia Nelson

Job title

Policy Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: olivia.n (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 646256 - extn. 6256

Academic qualifications

BA Honours in Human Sciences: 2nd Class degree
Queens College, Oxford University

Diploma in Environmental Management (Protected Area Management/Countryside Management) (Merit)
University of London, Birkbeck College

Qualified APM Project Management

Main roles and responsibilities

  1. Supporting the drafting of consultation responses, in particular the response to the Health and Harmony consultation due by 8th May 2018
  2. Supporting the drafting of the English Organic Action Plan detailed and summary documents, expected to be finalised early July
  3. Co-ordinating the input from the six EOAP working groups into 2. as needed
  4. Updating the ORC website to reflect current policy debates
  5. Supporting the communication of our policy work through various channels, including social media, print and broadcast media, and publications

External activities

My hobbies include walking my dog, cooking, gardening, history, reading and spending time with my children in the outdoors and historic places. I also volunteer with my daughter’s Brownies unit and help out at my churches Sunday School, as well as Lighthouse, a summer camp run by the local area’s churches . I am a member of the RHS, a life member of CAT and the Cloud Appreciation Society.