Prof Alison Kingston-Smith


Prof Alison Kingston-Smith



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Broad background in plant biochemistry and enzymology plus experience of molecular biology. Particular areas of interest include photosynthesis (carbon metabolism/carbohydrates), antioxidant systems and plant stress responses culminating in cell death. Current research is concerned with the impact of post-ingestion plant metabolism on rumen function.

Research Groups

  • Sustainable Grassland Systems and Agri-Food
  • Greenhouse gas reduction in livestock agriculture


Hart, EH, Christofides, SR, Davies, TE, Rees Stevens, P, Creevey, CJ, Müller, CT, Rogers, HJ & Kingston-smith, AH 2022, 'Forage grass growth under future climate change scenarios affects fermentation and ruminant efficiency', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 4454.,
Friedersdorff, JCA, Bright, C, Rooke, D, Creevey, CJ & Kingston Smith, AH 2022, 'Using the forces of hydrodynamic countercurrent chromatography for the study of bacteriophages', Access Microbiology, vol. 4, no. 2.
Huws, SA, Edwards, JE, Lin, W, Rubino, F, Alston, M, Swarbreck, D, Caim, S, Stevens, PR, Pachebat, J, Won, MY, Oyama, LB, Creevey, CJ & Kingston-Smith, AH 2021, 'Microbiomes attached to fresh perennial ryegrass are temporally resilient and adapt to changing ecological niches', Microbiome, vol. 9, no. 1, 143.
Atkinson, G, Smith, L, Smith, M, Reynolds, C, Humphries, D, Moorby, J, Leemans, D & Kingston-Smith, A 2020, 'A computer vision approach to improving cattle digestive health by the monitoring of faecal samples', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, 17557.
Kamau, S, Belanche Gracia, A, Davies, T, Rees Stevens, P, Humphreys, M & Kingston-Smith, A 2020, 'A route to decreasing N pollution from livestock: Use of Festulolium hybrids improves efficiency of N flows in rumen simulation fermenters', Food and Energy Security, vol. 9, no. 3, e209.
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