Henry Creissen


  • KW15 1LX

    United Kingdom

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Research Interests

Henry is the Director of the Institute for Agronomy and Agriculture at UHI Orkney. His expertise includes applied plant pathology, IPM, agroecology, social sciences, knowledge exchange and project management. He is a member of the Scottish Voluntary Initiative, the British Crop Production Council Weeds Expert Group, and the Scottish Society for Crop Research. He sits on the organising committee for the British Crop Production Council Congress and Crop Production in Northern Britain. Henry is an Associate Editor for Crop Protection.

After completing his PhD in plant ecology and pathology at the John Innes Centre (UK) in 2013, Henry worked as a Crops Researcher for the Organic Research Centre (UK) where he was involved in large European projects on agricultural systems and plant breeding. In 2015, Henry moved to Teagasc (Ireland) where he worked to improve IPM approaches to arable farming and increase adoption of best practice at farm level. In 2017, he moved to Edinburgh to take up a Lectureship position in the Crop Protection team at SRUC. He joined UHI Orkney in 2024.

My research focus includes:

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Applied Plant Pathology
  • Crop Protection
  • Agroecology
  • Farmer behaviour

Research Expertise

  • Plant Ecology
  • Agroecology
  • Plant Competition
  • Cereal Crops
  • Experimental Ecology
  • Field trials
  • Wheat
  • Agronomy
  • Barley
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Cover Crops
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Farming Systems
  • Crop Production
  • Crop Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Agriculture
  • Crop Diseases

PhD Supervision

PhD project (2022-2026) 'Assessing the impact of Integrated Pest Management on the economic and environmental sustainability of crop farming'. Joint with Teagasc, University of Warwick.

PhD project (2022-2026) 'Augmentative Biological Control: can augmented parasitoid release in open fields sustainably control aphid pests'. Joint with University of Edinburgh, James Hutton Institute, University of Coventry.

PhD project (2020-2026) 'Enhancing Integrated Pest Management in UK Forestry'. Joint with Forestry Research, University of Edinburgh.

MSc project in Global Food Security and Nutrition (2022-2023) ‘Systematic review of the effectiveness of Integrated Pest Management in Asia’

MSc project in Organic Farming (2020-2021) 'Significant factors in effective weed control strategies for UK organic arable crops'.

MSc project in Sustainable Plant Health (2019-2020) Investigate the role of various mixtures on disease resistance and yield of winter barley.

MSc project in Agricultural Science (2016-2018) Identifying how to improve Knowledge Transfer relating to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on Irish tillage farms. Joint with Teagasc and University College Dublin

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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