Dr Carmen Hubbard
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8854
- Address: Centre for Rural Economy
Agriculture, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
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, 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,", European Commission (2002)
- Summer School Scholarship on 'Competitiveness and EU Enlargement', the European University Institute Florence, European Commission (2001)
- Summer School Scholarship on 'Statistics for Social Science' Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- EU Tempus – Phare Scholarship on ‘Developing skills in educational methodology’, South Birmingham College, Birmingham, UK, 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, Advisory Board, EuroChoices Journal (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 Agricultural Economics Society (AES)
- Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
- Member of the Animal Welfare Research Network (funded by BBSRC)
- The economics and political economy of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Agriculture and Rural Development
- Farm Animal Welfare
- Applied Welfare Economics
- Comparative country analysis
- Consumer behaviour regarding organic and functional foods
- Innovation and rural businesses
- The role of knowledge institutions
Current Research Projects
- Brexit: How might UK Agriculture Thrive or Survive? (04/2017-09/2018), ESRC, UK
- Valumics: Understanding food value chains and network dynamics (2017-2021), EUH2020
- Strength2Food (2015-2021) http://www.strength2food.eu; EUH2020
- Sustainable pig production systems (2017-2019), Defra- ERANET
- Adding Value to the Vietnamese Agri-food sector (2015-2017), British Council Newton Fund, https://research.ncl.ac.uk/bcvietnamproject/
- Feed-a-gene (2015-2020), EUH2020
Completed 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). It focused 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) - aimed 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)
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, Advanced Training Partnership in Intensive Livestock Health and Production, BBSRC-ATP, (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, over 25 MSc students completed successfully their dissertation under my supervision.
- Award for the 'Best Dissertation', MSc in International Marketing (2008)
Current PhD Supervision
- Essien Antia-Obong (2014 - ) "Market participation under import ban: policy implications for smallholder poultry farmers in Nigeria"
- Moses Chukwu (2014 -) "Estimating the potential of herbaceous feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production in Nigeria"
Past PhD Supervision
- Yong Jung: "Impacts of rural development policy on farm households in South Korea" (2013 - 2016)
- 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; ESRC
- ACE1006 'Economics for Business" (2015 - )
- ACE3000 'Globalisation: Patterns, Processes and Challenges' (2017 - )
- ACE3099 ‘Agribusiness Management Dissertation, BSc Degree Programme in Agribusiness Management (2014 - 2016)
Contributing teaching to:
- ‘Qualitative Techniques’ module (2011 – 2013), BSc in Rural Social Science Research
- ‘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
Contributing teaching to ‘Dissertation Planning’ module (2010-2013), for MSc in Advanced Food Marketing
Invited lecturer, CIHEAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), Spain, teaching the ‘Agricultural Policy’ module, MSc Programme on ‘Agro-food Marketing’ (2013 - )
- Hubbard C, Alvim AM, Mattos EJ, Hubbard L. Agri-food Trade Between Brazil and the EU. EuroChoices 2017, 16(1), 11-16.
- Hubbard C, Alvim AM, Garrod G. Brazilian Agriculture as a Global Player. EuroChoices 2017, 16(1), 3-4.
- Harvey D, Hubbard C, Gorton M, Tocco B. How Competitive is the EU’s Agri-Food Sector? An Introduction to a Special Feature on EU Agri-Food Competitiveness. Journal of Agricultural Economics 2017, 68(1), 199-205.
- Dawson P, Gorton M, Hubbard C, Hubbard L. Pricing-To-Market Analysis: The Case of EU Wheat Exports. Journal of Agricultural Economics 2017, 68(1), 301-315.
- Harvey D, Hubbard C. Why Brexit?. 2016, 35.
- Tocco B, Hubbard C, Gorton M. Competitiveness of the EU Agri-Food Sector: a Synthesis of Findings from the COMPETE Project. Compete Project Working Paper series, No. 16 2015.
- 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.