Dr Roma Gwynn is a biopesticide specialist working in this area for over 30 years, initially as an insect pathologist research scientist then working for biocontrol companies and is now an independent specialist. Her expertise is in facilitating the process of getting biopesticide products onto the market; streamlining bio-discovery, product development, registration and marketing. Roma has taken a lead role in the development and registration of many new biopesticide technologies including semio-chemical, botanical and microbial substances.
Roma has been an expert for: EU funded projects for regulation of biocontrol agents, the OECD Biopesticide Steering Group and EU Commission. Roma has been involved in the development of biopesticide regulatory guidance (FAO microbial, EU, Kenyan biopesticide regulation). Roma is an independent board member for AHDB Horticulture, vice-president of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (www.ibma-global.org) and editor of the BCPC Manual of Biocontrol agents.