Centre for Rural Economy

Our Research

Our Research

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

Our research covers a multitude of concerns for rural farming, businesses and communities.

We are involved in projects for a variety of local, regional, national and European organisations. The themes covered by our research are:

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.