Centre for Rural Economy

Our Staff

Our Staff


Find out more about our staff, their research and how to contact them.

Sue Bradley
Research Associate in Oral History

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3267

Dr Beth Clark
Lecturer in Food Marketing

Telephone: 0191 208 6930

Dr Orla Collins
Degree Programme Director (DPD) BSc Food Business Management and Marketing

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6880

Geraldine Crimmens
NICRE Operations Coordinator

Jaclyn Curry
Communications manager, National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE)


Dr Andrew Donaldson
Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5806

Dr Sara Maioli
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1665

Professor Lynn Frewer
Professor of Food & Society

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8272

Professor Guy Garrod
Professor of Environmental and Rural Studies

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7552

Dr Menelaos Gkartzios
Reader in Planning & Rural Development

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6615

Professor Matthew Gorton
Professor in Marketing

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1576

Dr Carmen Hubbard
Reader in Agricultural Economics and Policy

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8854

Dr Sharron Kuznesof
Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8889

Professor Ruth McAreavey
Professor of Sociology

Telephone: 0191 208 7494

Dr Diogo Monjardino De Souza Monteiro
Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6886

Dr Thao Nguyen
Research Associate in Quantitative Data


Dr Elizabeth Oughton
Principal Research Associate

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8608

Dr Luca Panzone
Senior lecturer in Consumer Behaviour

Telephone: +44 (0) 1912083594

Professor Jeremy Phillipson
Prof of Rural Development

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8940

Dr Amy Proctor
Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8506

Marian Raley
Research Associate

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6460

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6909

Professor Sally Shortall
Duke of Northumberland Professor of Rural Economy

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6882

Emeritus Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE
Emeritus Professor of Planning


Telephone: 07759365241

Dr Sophie Tindale
Research Associate


Dr Barbara Tocco
Senior Research Associate and NICRE Centre Manager

Professor Rachel Woodward
Professor of Human Geography

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6434


Find out more about our associates.

Dr Jane Atterton
SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College

Dr Richard Austin
Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Dr Mary Brennan
University of Edinburgh

Gary Bosworth
University of Lincoln

Terry Carroll

Dr Lionel Hubbard
Retired Senior Lecturer, AFRD

Dr Alan Hunt Consultant
Local Food Strategies LLC, New Jersey, USA

Dr Elizabeth Jackson
Royal Veterinary College

Dr Gulbanu Kaptan
Leeds University Business School

Professor Walid Oueslati
Agrocampus - Ouest, France

Rhona Pringle

Dr Eric Ruto
University of Lincoln

Dr Karen E Scott
Politics Department/Environment and Sustainability Insitute, University of Exeter

Dr Hilary Talbot
Research Associate

Dr Nicola Thompson

Roger Turner
Rural Economies Consultant

Professor Neil Ward
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of East Anglia

Dr Paul Cowie -Faculty Research Fellow

Dr Mercy Ojo

Honorary Fellows

Dr Abigail Woods
King's College London

Richard Baker
Age Concern England

Professor Mike Bell
Department of Sociology, University of Wisconson-Madison

Professor David Brown
Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, USA

Margaret Clark
Commission for Rural Communities

Dr Nina Glasgow
Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, USA

Kayo Murakami 

Geoff Tansey
JRCT Visionary Fellow

Roger Turner

Anne Liddon
Former CRE Science Communications Officer

Professor Tae-Yeon Kim
Department of Environmental Resource Economics, Dankook University, South Korea

PhD Students

Our current PhD students, their projects and interests are listed here.