Through research and scholarship to understand and influence the environmental, social and economic consequences of the management or exploitation of the rural environment for food, fibre, energy and leisure; to be able to consider all stages in the supply chain from production to consumption of food and other products of the rural environment.
To achieve these objectives research activity within the school is organised within two main thematic priorities:
Within each of these themes, we organise research around three groupings. All academic staff and research students within the school are associated with one of these groups (and in some cases with more than one).
The focus of our research falls within the scope of 2 of Newcastle University’s societal challenge themes :
Our research was entered for the 6th UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) under two units of assessment, which broadly reflect these two themes: