Karl Christensen
Industry Development Manager

  • Email: karl.christensen@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8853
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 6720
  • Personal Website: www.tastenortheast.co.uk
  • Address: Room 606
    School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
    Agriculture Building
    University of Newcastle
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Introduction

My main interest is in business outreach and primarily this is achieved by Technology Transfer using KTP projects with companies in the Food and Drink sector. I also supervise industry placements for Agribusiness Management and Summer Placements for Agriculture students as well as assisting with Food and Human Nutrition Industry placements, their main theme is around innovation within new product development projects. I am a member of the expert panel supporting members of Taste North East the portal for the regional food group in North East England.

Background

Agribusiness and Agrifood

Roles and Responsibilities

Deputy Degree Programme Director for Agri-Business Management
Industry Development Manager
Member of the Expert Panel of advisors to Taste North East

Qualifications

BSc hons Agriculture

Previous Positions

Research Scientist with Hoechst UK Ltd.
Research Associate and Demonstrator

Memberships

Chairman of Northumbria Larder Ltd. 2002-2007 The regional food group for the North East of England
Adviser to Northumbria Larder 2006-2011. Expert Panel member for Taste North East.

Research Interests

Food Manufacturing, Management and Marketing.
New Product Development.
Regional Economic Development.

Other Expertise

Use of business simulation for team building and teaching about interdisciplinary working in teams

Current Work

KTP projects no. 6488

Future Research

Food Quality & Health

Research Roles

Acquisition of research funding, recruitment, initiation, and supervision of KTP associates. Supervision of student placements.

Postgraduate Supervision

Current & Future KTP MBA MA and MSC dissertations

Esteem Indicators

KTP projects no.6488, 4343, 4374, 4438, 479, 461, 505, 3865, 3760, 3628, 2974, 2901, ; industrial research collaborations e.g.OPTIPROF; Manager of the Virtual CIC for Food and Drink

Past Chairman & currently adviser to the board of directors of Northumbria Larder
Member of the Regional Food & Drink Steering Group
Facilitator for Future Horizons, Strategic Futures & road-mapping for the Food & Drink Sector
Adviser to ONE for Food & Drink sector

Funding

Top line RAE value of KTP projects in excess of £1000000

Industrial Relevance

Past Chairman & now adviser to the board of Northumbria Larder
Member of the Regional Food & Drink Steering Group
Facilitator for Future Horizons, Strategic Futures & road-mapping for the Food & Drink Sector
Adviser to ONE for Food & Drink sector

Projects

Undergraduate Teaching

ACE1032/3 Introduction to Agribusiness & Rural Management

ACE1036 Understanding Rural Enterprise
MKT2002 Marketing Environments
ACE3009 Estate Management
ACE2021 Agricultural Marketing
ACE3012 Agribusiness Management
MKT3091 Marketing Dissertation
MKT3092 Marketing Consultancy Project
BUS3028 Management Studies Dissertation

Postgraduate Teaching

ACE8012 Agrifood Industry Management