Dr Carmen Hubbard
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8854
- Personal Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cre/people/profiles/ch.htm
- Address: Centre for Rural Economy
School of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Development
Agriculture Building, Newcatsle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Roles and Responsibilities
CRE Research Manager (08/2009-03/2015)
PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Aberdeen
- Research Fellowship, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan (2014)
- EU Phare - ACE PhD scholarship, awarded by the European Commission, (1999 – 2002)
- Awarded Internship, European Commission, DG Budget, Assistance for Candidate Countries in Financial Management and Control Unit, Brussels, Belgium (10/2000 - 03/2001)
- Summer School Scholarship on "Convergence in Europe and the Process of Enlargement and Association Programme, Nice,", awarded by the European Commission (2002)
- Summer School Scholarship on 'Competitiveness and EU Enlargement', the European University Institute Florence, awarded by the European Commission (2001)
- Summer School Scholarship on 'Statistics for Social Science' awarded by the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Awarded three months scholarship for a course in 'Macroeconomics', University of Goteborg, Sweden (01/1997-04/1997)
- EU Tempus – Phare Scholarship on ‘Developing skills in educational methodology’, South Birmingham College, Birmingham, UK, awarded by the European Commission, Tempus Programme (1995).
Romanian, English, French, Spanish (basic)
Appointed Member, Farm Animal Welfare Committee (2015-2017)
Member Executive Board, UK Agricultural Economics Society (AES) (2014 -)
Member Steering Group, EuroChoices (2014 -)
Member, Steering Group, The North East Farming and Rural Advisory Network (06/2013 – )
Member Steering Group, The North East Rural Growth Network (06/2013 - )
Associate Editor, Journal of Agricultural Economics, UK (2014 -)
Member, Editorial Board, ‘Studies of Agricultural Economics’, (2013 -)
Scientific Editor, ‘The Romanian Journal of Food Science’ (2012 – )
Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
Member of the Agricultural Economics Society (AES)
Member of the Animal Welfare Research Network (funded by BBSRC)
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Agriculture and Rural Development
Farm Animal Welfare
Applied Welfare Economics
Consumer behaviour regarding organic and functional foods
Innovation and rural businesses
The role of knowledge institutions
Current Research Projects
COMPETE (International comparison of product supply chains in the agri-food sectors: determinants of their competitiveness and performance on EU and international markets) (2012-2015). The project focuses on the evaluation of competitiveness and determinants of competitiveness of various European agri-food supply chains in order to provide better targeted and evidence based policies at both EU and national levels. Funder: European Commission FP7 (Co-Investigator);
Collab4Safety (Strengthening cooperation for global food safety research) (2012-2016) aims at developing a sustainable coordination platform for exchange of food safety information about research findings, capacity building and policies and facilitate the control and mitigation of existing and emerging food risks. Funder: European Commission FP7, (Co-Investigator)
Completed Research Projects
International Research Staff Exchange Scheme: Knowledge and Expertise Exchange Europe – New Zealand (KEEENZ). KEEENZ is a multidisciplinary exchange programme to promote research collaboration between Europe and New Zealand focused on EU External Relations and Public Diplomacy; Funder: The European Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Research Science and Technology (Team member 2009-2014, Principal Investigator 03/2014 – 09/2015)
Unlocking Rural Innovation in the North East of England: The Role of Knowledge Institutions. This investigated how Newcastle University engages with rural businesses, and how this engagement may be improved to release innovative potential in rural firms. Funder: The Strategic Development Fund for Research and Innovation, Newcastle University (Principal Investigator)
EconWelfare (‘Good animal welfare in a socio-economic context: project to promote insights on the impact for the animal, the production chain and society of upgrading animal welfare standards’) (2009-2011); Funder: European Commission FP7 (Team member)
Rural Businesses, Innovation and Newcastle Science City, (2009 – 2010); Funder: Newcastle University (Team member)
Scarled (Structural Change in Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods) (2006 and 2009) Funder: European Commission FP6 (Co-Investigator)
Welfare Quality (‘Integration of animal welfare in the food quality chain: from public concern to improved welfare and transparent quality’) (2004-2009); Funder: European Commission FP6 (team-member)
EDORA (European Development Opportunities in Rural Areas) (2008 – 2010), Funder: ESPON DG Regio (Team member)
TIPTAP (Territorial Impact Package for Transport and Agricultural Policies) (2008-2009); Funder: European Commission FP7 (Team member)
Member, School Research Committee (2013 – 2014)
Research Manager Centre for Rural Economy (2009 - 2014)
School Research Newsletter Editor, School of Agriculture Food and Rural Development (2012 - 2014)
School Seminar Series Organiser, School of Agriculture Food and Rural Development (2012 – 2015 )
School Technical Leader of the Social Science Group in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council – Advanced Training Partnership (BBSRC-ATP) in Intensive Livestock Health and Production (2011 - 2014)
Postgraduate (PhD) Panel Assessor, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and the Business School, Newcastle University (2009 - )
CRE Project Manager (07/2009 – 03/2012), Two ESRC-funded Case Studentships
CRE Research Newsletter Editor, Newcastle University (2009 - 2014)
CRE Coordinator of the Neo-endogenous Rural Development Reading Group (2010 - 2013)
CRE Representative of the Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network (2009 - 2013)
CRE Discussion Papers Editor (2007-2010)
Since 2007, some 25 MSc students completed successfully their dissertation under my supervision. In 2008, one of my MSc students was awarded for the 'Best Dissertation' in MSc in International Marketing.
Current PhD Supervision
Essien Antia-Obong (2014 - )
Moses Chukwu (2014 -)
Yong Jung (2013 - )
Past PhD Supervision
Namgeun Song: “The Dynamics, Process and Pitfalls of Policy Transfer/Learning: Comparative Study of Partnerships Based on Leader Approach in the UK and South Korea” (2009-2012)
EUFP6, FP7 and ESPON; HEIF4, Horizon 2020
ACE1006 'Economics for Business" (2015 - )
ACE3099 ‘Agribusiness Management Dissertation, BSc Degree Programme in Agribusiness Management (2014 -)
Contributing teaching to ‘Qualitative Techniques’ module (2011 – 2013), BSc in Rural Social Science Research
Contributing teaching to ‘Sustainable Development” module, BSc Joint Honour ‘Economics and Mathematics’
Contributing teaching to ACE8100 'Food Security: Societal, Policy and Regulatory Changes' (2015 - )
Contributing teaching to ACE8111 'Research methods for Food Policy' (2015 - )
Module Leader (2012-2015)
'People in the System’, Royal Veterinary College (within the BBSRC Advanced Training Partnership)
Module Leader (2007-2009)
ACE8001 Research Methods and Project Management
ACE8036 Participation and Rural Development
Invited lecturer, CIHEAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), Spain, teaching the ‘Agricultural Policy’ module, MSc Programme on ‘Agro-food Marketing’ (2013 - )
Contributing teaching to ‘Dissertation Planning’ module (2010-2013), for MSc in Advanced Food Marketing
- Giles EL, Kuznesof S, Clark B, Hubbard C, Frewer LJ. Consumer acceptance of and willingness to pay for food nanotechnology: a systematic review. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 2015, 17, 467.
- Lastro-Bravo XB, Hubbard MC, Garrod GD, Tolon-Becerra A. What drives farmers' participation in EU agri-environmental schemes? Results from a qualitative meta-analysis. Environmental Science & Policy 2015, 54, 1-9.
- Hubbard C, Hubbard LJ. External supply risks in the context of food security: An index borrowed from the energy security literature. EuroChoices 2014, 13(2), 30-35.
- Marquardt D, Hubbard C. National Rural Networks - Lessons for policy formation and implementation within the CAP post 2013. In: Voicilas,DM;Tudor,M, ed. Rural transformations under Common Agricultural Policy 2007-2013 and future development. Warsaw-Bucharest: ERDN, IAFE-NRI, IAE RA, 2014, pp.137-156.
- Hubbard C, Luca L, Luca M, Alexandri C. Romanian farm support: has European Union membership made a difference?. Studies in Agricultural Economics 2014, 116(2), 100-106.
- Hubbard C, Mishev P, Ivanova N, Luca L. Semi-subsistence Farming in Romania and Bulgaria: a Survival Strategy?. EuroChoices 2014, 13(1), 46-51.
- Gorton M, Salvioni C, Hubbard C. Semi-subsistence Farms and Alternative Food Supply Chains. EuroChoices 2014, 13(1), 15-19.
- Hubbard C, Atterton J. Unlocking rural innovation in the North East of England: The role of innovation connectors. In: OECD Rural Policy Reviews, ed. Innovation and Modernising the Rural Economy. Paris: OECD publishing, 2014, pp.95-112.
- Hubbard LJ, Hubbard C. Food Security in the United Kingdom: External Supply Risks. Food Policy 2013, 43, 142-147.
- Harvey DR, Hubbard C. Reconsidering the political economy of farm animal welfare: An anatomy of market failure. Food Policy 2013, 38, 105-114.
- Keeling LJ, Immink V, Hubbard C, Garrod G, Edwards SA, Ingenbleek P. Designing animal welfare policies and monitoring progress. Animal Welfare 2012, 21(supplement 1), 95-105.
- Hubbard C, Kaufmann P. Development of socio-economic and agricultural structures in selected rural regions in Austria after EU Accession. In: Wolz, A., Hubbard, C., Möllers, J., Gorton, M., Buchenrieder, G, ed. Patterns Behind rural Success Stories in the European Union: Major Lessons of Former Enlargements. Halle, Germany: IAMO, 2012, pp.115-148.
- Hubbard C. Do farm assurance schemes make a difference to animal welfare?. Veterinary Record 2012, 170(6), 150-151.
- Wolz A, Hubbard C, Gorton M, Möllers J, Buchenrieder G. Introduction and Summary of Main Lessons. In: Wolz, A., Hubbard, C., Möllers, J., Gorton, M., Buchenrieder, G, ed. Patterns Behind rural Success Stories in the European Union: Major Lessons of Former Enlargements. Halle, Germany: IAMO, 2012, pp.3-28.
- Wolz A, Hubbard C, Möllers J, Gorton M, Buchenrieder G, ed. Patterns Behind rural Success Stories in the European Union: Major Lessons of Former Enlargements. Halle (Salle), Germany: IAMO, 2012.
- Brasier K, Findeis J, Hubbard C, Hubbard L, Salcedo du Bois R. The Evolution of Agriculture and Agricultural Policy in the US and the UK. In: Shucksmith, M., Brown, D., Shortall, S., Vergunst, J., Warner, M.E, ed. Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012, pp.196-215.
- Toma L, McVittie A, Hubbard C, Stott AW. A Structural Equation Model of the Factors Influencing British Consumers’ Behaviour toward Animal Welfare. Journal of Food Products Marketing 2011, 17(2), 261-278.
- Hubbard MC, Scott K. Do farmers and scientists differ in their understanding and assessment of farm animal welfare?. Animal Welfare 2011, 20(1), 79-87.
- Hubbard MC, Gorton M. Placing Agriculture within Rural Development: Evidence from EU Case Studies. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 2011, 29(1), 80-95.
- Phillipson J, Shucksmith M, Turner R, Garrod G, Lowe P, Harvey D, Talbot H, Scott K, Carroll T, Gkartzios M, Hubbard C, Ruto E, Woods A. Rural economies: incubators and catalysts for sustainable growth. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 2011.
- Hubbard MC, Gorton M, Hubbard L. The CAP and EU Enlargement: A Missed Opportunity. EuroChoices 2011, 10(1), 37-41.
- Popa A, Hubbard MC, Gorton M, Petrovici D. Consumer perceptions of organic food in Romania: A qualitative approach. In: Joint FAO - IAMA workshop on "Agribusiness and Agro-industries Development in Central and Eastern Europe". 2010, Budapest, Hungary: FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.
- Hubbard MC. Managing Agricultural Change: Evidence from Ireland. Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 2010, 7(1), 37-55.
- Hubbard MC, Gorton M. Managing Rural Development: Lessons of Best Practice in an Enlarged EU. Halle, Germany: Scarled, IAMO, 2010. Policy Brief.
- Atterton J, Hubbard MC, Affleck A. Rural Businesses, Innovation and Newcastle Science City. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Centre for Rural Economy, 2010. Centre for Rural Economy Research Report ISBN: 1903964318.
- Gorton M, Hubbard MC, Hubbard LJ. The Folly of European Union Policy Transfer: Why the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Does Not Fit Central and Eastern Europe. Regional Studies 2009, 43(10), 1305-1317.
- Hubbard C, Hubbard L. Bulgaria and Romania : paths to EU accession and the agricultural sector. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 2008. Centre for Rural Economy Discussion Paper.
- Hubbard C, Bourlakis M, Garrod G. Pig in the middle: Farmers and the delivery of farm animal welfare standards. British Food Journal 2007, 109(11), 919-930.
- Hubbard C, Thomson KJ. Romania's accession to the EU: Short-term welfare effects on food consumers. Food Policy 2007, 32(1), 128-140.