Dr Ian Bedford

Head of Entomology

Ian┬ámanages the entomology team and all of the facility’s work activities.

His responsibilities include ensuring that the invertebrate stocks are all healthy and ready for use as and when required.

Ian also ensures that the DEFRA-licenced quarantine insectary is maintained to a high degree of hygiene and operational competence and that all associated research is planned and undertaken within the licence rules and regulations.

In addition to supporting core research Ian works to establish new contacts and collaborations within and outside of the Norwich Research Park, assisting with experimental design and grant writing as and when necessary.