Speakers at the N8 AgriFood Conference

Professor Karen Johnson

Professor in Environmental Engineering, Durham University

Karen is an environmental engineer with a passion for soil. Her work involves using sustainable soil improvement technologies to enhance soil functions like flood and drought resilience. She works with a range of stakeholders in both the global north and the global  south. Karen’s  aspirations include working with Parliament and the UN to raise soil up the political agenda as well as understanding the role of mineral-organic interactions in maintaining and enhancing soil health and she enjoys working with a range of colleagues from different disciplines in this work and is particularly interested in championing interdisciplinary research and exploring more inclusive mechanisms for how best to work towards the UK’s sustainable development goals.