We carry out strategic research into the effects of policy on rural society and the rural economy. This involves a range of disciplines including: political science, environmental economics, rural sociology, rural geography, agricultural economics and consumer science. Much of this activity is sponsored by UK the research council: ESRC.
We carry out applied research addressing problems of sustainable development within the rural economy and rural society. Much of this activity is sponsored by: EU, DEFRA , charities, and industry.
Within this theme, our research is focussed in three 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, Centre for Renewable Energy from Land , Human Nutrition Research Centre.