School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Staff Profile

Dr Paul Weightman

Guest Member of Staff



At Newcastle University I give 10 lectures in Advanced Agribusiness management and 10 lectures in Estate Management.The aim is provide students with conceptual frameworks for successful business management then illustrate with applications principally drawn from my current experience in the directorship of a European agribusiness supplying finest quality winter salads to UK and Scandinavian multiple retailers and decorative foliage to continental markets. Similarly Estate management lectures are supplemented by illustrations from personal and family intersts in rural property in farming,recreation and development and maintenance of land for public and private uses.


Agriculture, agribusiness,property management

Roles and Responsibilities

Formerly Degree Programme Director Agribusiness Manaagement until retirement


B.Sc. (hons ag econs) Durham
M.Sc. Cambridge
Ph.D. Cornell USA


Royal Agricultural Society of England
Victoria County History Society


French , Norwegian , Danish
Some German and Spanish

Informal Interests

The countryside.European languages, history of social, political and economic change. Diet and health. Lifestyles. Apiculture. Geology.


Research Interests

Quality Assurance in Food Supply.
Business Development for Marketing of Selected Functional Foods.
Small Business Development.
Funds Flow in the Food Sector.


Undergraduate Teaching

ACE 3012 Advanced Agri-Business Enterprise Management
ACE 3009 Estate Management

Postgraduate Teaching

Contribution planned for new M.Sc. 2010/11