Social Science of Food, Agriculture and Rural Development

Our interdisciplinary social science research is conducted across a range of scales and draws on a range of disciplines including consumer psychology, consumer science, economics, political science, sociology, and human geography, as well as the inter-linkages across these.Rural Manor house

We carry out social science research addressing problems of sustainable development within the rural economy and society, and in relation to food and agriculture policy. Much of this activity is sponsored by: EU, DEFRA , charities, the UK Research Council ESRC and industry.

Within this theme, our research is focussed in two main areas:

It is a common feature of much of our research that we often work within multidisciplinary research teams. We collaborate beyond the school usually within the framework of the Centre for Rural Economy. We also collaborate with others including: Nafferton Ecological Farming Group and Human Nutrition Research Centre.