EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - Bethan Moncur

Bethan Moncur

  • University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Food manufacturing, strategic technology management, and industrial sustainability.



  • International Computer Music Conference 2022: Towards Open Source Hardware Robotic Woodwind: an Internal Duct Flute Player.


  • AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference (2022): Augmented Reality to Help Humans Solve Complex Problems.

About me

My name is Bethan and I am excited to have joined the CDT in 2021. I come from Surrey and am pleased to have moved to Lincoln to explore a new part of the UK. I spend most of my spare time playing hockey, but I also love cooking and hiking.

Before joining the CDT, I was studying manufacturing engineering at the University of Cambridge, where I will be returning to complete my PhD. I chose to join the CDT to equip myself with the skills needed to address the challenges facing the food chain, such as population growth and climate change, and I would like to have a career that improves the social and environmental impacts associated with food production.

MSc Project

Augmented Reality to Help Humans Solve Complex Problems

Decision making occurs at all levels of an organisation, from day-to-day operational decisions through to long-term strategic decisions. Complex and fast-paced environments with high levels of uncertainty can be overwhelming for humans, resulting in sub-optimal decisions. Therefore, individuals and organisations can utilise decision support systems (DSS) to provide relevant and appropriate information on which to base their decisions. This project aims to explore how augmented reality (AR), specifically situated visualisation (SV), can be used in DSS to solve a bin packing optimisation problem that mimics frequently occurring problems in manufacturing settings.

PhD Project

Title to be confirmed