A senior policy adviser with the NFU since 2007, Jonathan Scurlock leads a small team on this topical subject area, providing analysis and advice to the NFU's management, office holders and members. Dr. Scurlock's background is in university and government research, covering energy and climate change policy, plant physiology, all kinds of biomass fuels, bio-based products and other renewable energy technologies. He worked previously on renewable energy with regional and local government in North East England, as well as the US Department of Energy in Tennessee. The author of more than 50 research papers and book chapters, he was educated at Oxford and London Universities, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Open University. His international experience encompasses more than 30 countries.