Richard Helliwell was born and raised in the UK before moving to Norway to take up his current position at Ruralis. He completed his PhD “Imagining Biofuels – Building Agricultural Supply Chains in the UK: A comparison of UK policy expectations with on-farm perspectives” in 2016 at the University of Nottingham. After that he worked at the University of Nottingham from 2017 to 2020 as a Research Fellow and then Assistant Professor. His research and teaching covers a variety of topics at environmental, agricultural, science and policy interface. This has previously included social and ethical dimensions of plant genome editing, antimicrobial resistance, animal health and welfare, emerging bioenergy supply chains and responsible research and innovation (RRI). He joined Ruralis as a Researcher in May 2020.