Centre for Rural Economy

Our Research

Our Research

Our research examines rural development, policy, food, society, and the wellbeing of communities.

We're involved in projects for a variety of local, regional, national and European organisations. Our research is organised under two overarching themes:

Learn more about our current and recent research projects.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 assessed the quality of research in the UK's higher education institutions. The review process is managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and is made on three main criteria:

  • quality of research outputs
  • impact of research (beyond the University)
  • vitality of the research environment

We submitted to Unit of Assessment (UoA) 16. The results are now published. In previous analysis, the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 produced the following results for Newcastle University.