Dr Peter Wootton-Beard

BA (hons), MSc, MHort, PGCTHE, PhD, MCIHort, FHEA, RNutr

Dr Peter Wootton-Beard

WGSSS Training Lead

Senior Lecturer

Graduate School

Lecturer in Agri Technology


Contact Details


Peter is based in IBERS. He is currently Lecturer with BioInnovation Wales (0.9 FTE) and a Senior Teaching Fellow (0.1 FTE) in the Graduate School. He co-ordinates a number of distance learning modules including Plant Breeding, Horticultural Science, Research Methods and Nuffield Scholars through Bio-Innovation Wales and IBERS Distance Learning. He is also co-ordinator for all distance learning research degrees including M.Sc., M.Res., and D. Ag / Prof. Doc. He further contributes to modules including Controlled Environment Agriculture, Frontiers in Plant Science and UG Research Methods in the Biosciences. He has research interests in horticulture and controlled environment systems, from plant production to human nutrition. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, A Chartered Horticulturalist and a Registered Nutritionist.  


Kipling, RP, Stiles, WAV, de Andrade-Lima, M, MacKintosh, N, Roberts, MW, Williams, CL, Wootton-Beard, PC & Watson-Jones, SJ 2023, 'Interaction in online postgraduate learning: What makes a good forum?', Distance Education, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 162-189. 10.1080/01587919.2022.2150391
Wootton-Beard, P 2019, 'Cut your losses: Maximising the benefits of a nutrient management plan' Farming Connect.
Wootton-Beard, P 2019, 'Growing without soil: An overview of hydroponics' Farming Connect.
Loka, D, Harper, J, Humphreys, M, Gasior, D, Wootton-Beard, P, Gwynn-Jones, D, Scullion, J, Doonan, J, Kingston-Smith, A, Dodd, R, Wang, J, Chadwick, DR, Hill, P, Jones, DL, Mills, G, Hayes, F & Robinson, D 2019, 'Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: A review', Food and Energy Security, vol. 8, no. 1, e00152. 10.1002/fes3.152
Williams, C & Wootton-Beard, P 2019, 'On the Farmer’s Radar: Top 10 Tech Trends for Agriculture' Farming Connect.