Jeremy Phillipson
Reader in Rural Enterprise

  • Email: jeremy.phillipson@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8940
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 5411
  • Address: 318 AB
    Centre for Rural Economy
    School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
    Agriculture Building
    University of Newcastle
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Jeremy Phillipson is Reader in Rural Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange and Director of Research in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at Newcastle University.  He has research interests on interdisciplinary research practices, processes of expertise exchange within rural land management, and the development of rural and marine economies.  Jeremy is coordinator of Landbridge, an ESRC funded knowledge exchange network for rural professionals (http://www.relu.ac.uk/landbridge/).

Jeremy is a member of the DECC/Defra Social Science Expert Panel, Board member of the Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Board, member of the LWEC Ecosystems Task Force, and a member of the European Commission’s FARNET advisory group (that advises on the future development of fishing communities). He was Land Use Fellow of the Living With Environmental Change Partnership (2012-2015), served as a member of Defra’s Higher Level Expert Panel set up to advise its Rural Economy Growth Review, and between 2003 and 2013 was Assistant Director of the UK Research Councils’ £25 million Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (Relu), an interdisciplinary research programme spanning the social and natural sciences (funded by ESRC, BBSRC, NERC, Defra and the Scottish Government).

Latest Publication: Journal Special Issue of Sociologia Ruralis: Resilience and adaptation in fishing communities (eds J Phillipson, D Symes and P Salmi)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soru.2015.55.issue-3/issuetoc

Fishing communities have faced numerous challenges over the past twenty years, including reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy and environmental, economic and social instability.   But the households, businesses and places that depend on fishing have often displayed remarkable levels of resilience and ability to adapt.  In this Special Issue contributors from the UK and Europe uncover the social structures and institutions that underpin the adaptive capacities of fishing households and businesses.  Are adaptation strategies available to all and what might be their outcomes for different participants within fishing households and communities?

 

Jeremy Phillipson is Reader in Rural Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange.  He has research interests on interdisciplinary research practices, processes of expertise exchange within rural land management, and the development of rural and marine economies.  Jeremy is coordinator of Landbridge, an ESRC funded knowledge exchange network for rural professionals (http://www.relu.ac.uk/landbridge/).

Selected Research Grants

  • 2012-2015 Land Use Fellowship - Living with Environmental Change, NERC
  • 2013-2016 Policy and Practice for Environmental Change, ESRC
  • 2012-2014 Inter-professional Learning Network for the Land-Based Professions, ESRC
  • 2008-2011 Science in the Field, ESRC     
  • 2003-2013 Relu Programme Director's Office, ESRC, BBSRC, NERC, Defra, Scottish Gov’t
  • 2001-2003 Learning from the Foot and Mouth Disease, ESRC
  • 2005-2007 Northern Rural Network, Northern Rock
  • 2001 Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in North East England, One North East

 

 

 

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