Julie is Professor of Innovation in Sustainable Agriculture at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucester. Her main research interests are concerned with Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems. She is a specialist concerning knowledge exchange within the agricultural community and knowledge processes within the context of sustainable agriculture and natural resource protection, with particular reference to soil. Her research has also covered the evaluation of agri-environmental schemes examining the influence of farmer knowledge, attitudes and motivations on behaviour. Her recent research has looked at digital agriculture and the impact of Covid on knowledge exchange in agriculture in UK.