Keeping communication channels open

Links to the Forestry Commission and private and public forestry and land-use stakeholders throughout Great Britain

News from Forest Research: April 2008

Research Liason Officers
Left to right: Steve Penny, Hugh Williams and Chris Jones

Forest Research has a team of three Research Liaison Officers (RLOs) who provide dedicated links between Forest Research and the Forestry Commission, and the many private and public forestry and land-use stakeholders throughout Great Britain.

The team includes Hugh Williams (England), Steve Penny (Scotland) and Chris Jones (Wales).

They work to find ways of making access to research information and expertise both easy and relevant to users, enhancing the knowledge of forest research output for practical use, and assisting in the delivery of national policies. Equally importantly, they listen to outside requests for information and seek the forest industries’ and users’ views on research needs.

Note: since this article was written, Hugh Williams is no longer an RLO.

The RLOs can be contacted as follows:

Steve Penny, Northern Research Station, tel: 0131 445 6989; mob: 07808 900331; e-mail:;

Chris Jones, Talybont, tel: 01874 676444; mob: 07770 735114; e-mail:

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This and other news stories can be found in the April 2008 issue of FR Eye, our online newsletter.