Elizabeth Stockdale manages NIAB’s Farming Systems team, which delivers research, evaluation, demonstration and knowledge exchange activities on combinable crops and forage, with a particular focus on soils, cultivations and rotations. Previously, Elizabeth was Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, focused on teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities on soil management in UK farming systems. Dr Stockdale has been working in collaboration with farmers to investigate soil health and develop tools to help measure soil health and to support improved soil management. She currently leads the five-year, one million pound, Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership, funded by AHDB and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO). The Partnership brings together the best available research and practical approaches to tackle soil biology and soil health on farm.