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Introducing SCI Ambassador, Carrie-Anne Twitchen

Carrie Ann Twitchen

"I hope to get support for my future career development whilst also helping to promote and develop the SCI Horticulture Group."

What are your research interests?
My research focuses on the production, technology and physiology of soft fruit crops.

How did you first get involved with SCI?
I was fortunate enough to be awarded one of the David Miller Travel Bursary Awards in 2016 which helped to fund my trip to the International Strawberry Symposium in Quebec City, Canada. Upon my return, I gave a presentation to the SCI Horticulture group which I then joined.

What do you hope to gain from your involvement with SCI?
I hope to connect with other SCI members related to my field as well as forge connections with other Universities, research organisation and businesses. In addition, I hope to get support for my future career development whilst also helping to promote and develop the SCI Horticulture Group.

Why would you encourage your peers to join SCI?
SCI is a multi-disciplinary society, providing valuable opportunities for both personal and career development. There are a range of benefits associated with being an SCI member including opportunities to apply for awards, bursaries and scholarships.

Early careers are supported through SCI, by giving members the chance to present their research at events and conferences. The mentoring scheme provides training and opportunities for personal development and future employment.

Carrie-Anne Twitchen
University of Reading – School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

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