Stuart Rogers was appointed Chief Scientist, Cefas in August 2013. He joined the organisation in 1985 at the Lowestoft laboratory, working on the ecology and population dynamics of fish stocks in the southwest approaches. After working in the Conwy Laboratory, he returned in 1993 to Lowestoft, where he helped assess flatfish stocks of the eastern Channel and managed research programmes on seafloor ecology.
Stuart provides advice to Defra and the European Commission on the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the interpretation of Good Environmental Status. He is an honorary professor at the University of East Anglia (School of Environmental Sciences).