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The Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust

I grew up in the beautiful countryside near Usk in South Wales and moved to Warwickshire more than fifteen years ago to study at the University of Warwick.  I currently live in Northamptonshire with a cocker spaniel dog and two (fairly unproductive) chickens! I am passionate about working between applied practical science and application on to farm and have been privileged to have been involved in such work ever since I graduated, including running health improvement projects, knowledge exchange projects, trials, EU information sharing networks and demonstrating technical innovation on-farm. The focus has been on health – related issues and innovation. I feel very passionate about the development of cost-effective tools to aid decision making on farm to result in added value. I am challenging of new science and/or tool/techniques that fail to make a demonstrable impact.

Over the years I have owned my own sheep, horses and pigs locally, selling the meat from the Berkshire pigs to local restaurants, family and friends. On the weekends you will normally find me enjoying the beautiful countryside with my dog or visiting family who are back in Wales. I enjoy horse riding, especially cross country. I am also a keen skier.

I am extremely grateful to the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust Foundation, without whom this scholarship would not be possible. I am particularly inspired by the story of Elizabeth Creak, whose trust is based in an area that I now consider as my home.