University of Hertfordshire

Professor Roland Perry


Professor Roland Perry is based at the University of Hertfordshire, with teaching and supervisory links to Ghent University, Belgium, where he is Guest Professor. His research interests have centred primarily on plant-parasitic nematodes, especially focusing on nematode hatching, sensory perception, behaviour and survival physiology, and several of his past PhD and post-doctoral students are currently involved in nematology research.

He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from Newcastle University, UK, where he also obtained a PhD in Zoology on physiological aspects of desiccation survival of Ditylenchus spp. After a year’s post doctoral research at Newcastle, he moved to Keele University, UK, where he taught Parasitology. After three years at Keele, he was appointed to Rothamsted Experimental Station (now Rothamsted Research). He remained at Rothamsted until 2014, when he moved to the University of Hertfordshire.

He co-edited four nematology books plus both editions of the text book, Plant Nematology. He is author or co-author of over 40 book chapters and refereed reviews and over 120 refereed research papers. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Nematology and Chief Editor of the Russian Journal of Nematology. He co-edits the book series Nematology Monographs and Perspectives. In 2001, he was elected Fellow of the Society of Nematologists (USA) in recognition of his research achievements; in 2008 he was elected Fellow of the European Society of Nematologists for outstanding contribution to the science of Nematology; and in 2011 he was elected Honorary Member of the Russian Society of Nematologists.

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