Philipa Mansfield, Lead in Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF).
Philippa Mansfield works in Natural England as Agricultural lead in the national team for the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership with a focus on air quality. CSF offers advice to farmers in priority areas in England on farm practices and infrastructure improvements to reduce air and water pollution from farming. Philippa provides training and technical support to CSF on air quality and water quality and is involved in developing technical guidance on grants for Countryside Stewardship and for the future environmental land management schemes. Philippa studied agricultural science at Leeds University and then as part of her PhD researched the effects of air pollution on barley diseases at Imperial College. She worked for ADAS for 12 years, as a plant pathologist, agronomist and research consultant. She spent time in The Gambia training agricultural extension officers and farmers in plant pathology. Philippa then worked in Rural Development Service and Natural England, project-based scheme grants and farm advice programmes and later lead on partnerships for Catchment Sensitive Farming.