Centre for Rural Economy

Staff Profile

Karl Christensen

Lecturer

Background

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. 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.

I supervise industrial placements for Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Science, Food and Human Nutrition and Food Marketing and Nutrition students. 

Background

Agribusiness and Agrifood

Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director for Agri-Business Management

Placement Tutor
Industry Development Manager

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

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

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

ACE1041 Investigating Agri-Food Systems from Farm to Folk

ACE1047 Introduction to Agri-Food Business Management

ACE2000 Marketing Environments

ACE2010 Agricultural Marketing

ACE2067 Agri-Business Management

ACE2073 New Food Product Development

NUT3030 & NCL3000 Placement Modules

ACE3012 Advanced Agribusiness Management

ACE3099 Agri-Food Business Management and Marketing Dissertation

ACE3099 Agrifood Industry Management

Publications