Menu Close

Cristina McBride-Serrano

PhD Candidate in Soil Science, Lancaster University

Cristina is a PhD researcher interested in the sustainable management of soil and water in agricultural systems. Her current research, funded by the James Hutton Institute and the Perry Foundation, focuses on the effect of cover crop diversity on soil-associated agroecosystem services under varying water availability. Previously, she was a research technician working on SHui, a multidisciplinary EU-funded project, and investigated the impact of cover crop mixtures under-sown in maize on soil structure and water retention in Cumbria, UK.


  • 2021–present
    PhD Researcher, Lancaster University / James Hutton Institute
  • 2019–2021
    Research Technician, Lancaster University


  • 2018 
    University of Edinburgh / SRUC, MSc Soils and Sustainability
  • 2016 
    University of Dundee, BSc (Hons.) Environmental Science

Professional Memberships

  • Early Career Member - British Society of Soil Science