Dean Cook (Lead Technologist, TSB, UK)


    Dean is Lead Technologist for Sustainable Agriculture and Food on the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB)


    With 24 years practical experience in research translation, he was formerly at Defra’s ‘Food and Environment Research Agency’ where his early career was as an applied biologist specialising in crop storage. In 2004 he joined the agency’s commercial management team, working in roles which included B2B relationship management and providing consultancy and research services to industry. In his most recent role, Dean reported to Fera’s Chief Scientist as Head of Science Strategy and sat on Fera’s Science leadership team.

    An MBA graduate of Warwick Business School, Dean’s broader experience includes secondments to BBSRC and Defra’s Strategic Evidence Group. Originally from the South of England, Dean has lived in York for almost 20 years and he sits on the executive of the Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network.

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