Professor Leon A. Terry is Director of Environment and Agrifood, Cranfield University and also Co-Director of UKRI Horticultural Quality and Food Loss Prevention Network. His personal scholarship has been driven by a need to preserve and maintain the quality and safety of food by better understanding the physiological, pathological, biochemical and molecular changes which occur after harvest in order to reduce food losses and waste, and thereby help ensure greater food security across the world. Prof Terry established the Plant Science Laboratory [lab Twitter]; at Cranfield in 2002 which has become one of the largest and best equipped postharvest research groups in the world.