Founding Director, LIAT, University of Lincoln

Simon Pearson

Professor Simon Pearson is the Director of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, University of Lincoln.

Simon has become a leader in inter-disciplinary research in the field of agri-technology by bringing together academic and industrial experts who are striving to improve technological, environmental and human capital aspects of the food industry. This research embraces a diverse range of agri-technology applications including robotic systems, automation and design for manufacture of integrated e-hubs for agricultural vehicles. Simon is seeking to develop agri-robotics to drive productivity across the agri-food sector, including crop harvesting, phenotyping and crop care.

Through the UKRI-EPSRC funded project, The Internet of Food Things. Simon brings together a network of experts to investigate how artificial intelligence, data analytics and emerging technologies can enhance the digitalisation of the UK food supply chain.