Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science (UoA 6)

The majority of research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic units formed the submission to UoA 6:

Both Schools are major stakeholders in the cross-faculty, interdisciplinary research institutes:

  • Institute for Sustainability
  • Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal
  • Institute for Ageing and Health - the link to this Institute is made through the Human Nutrition Research Centre

Our research is organised around six inter-related areas of activity under the theme of 'food security':

  • integrated agricultural production
  • integrative animal science
  • ecology of managed environments
  • food quality and health
  • gene environment interactions
  • social science of food, agriculture and rural development

The School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development hosts the University's Centre for Rural Economy and staff are key members of the cross-faculty Human Nutrition Research Centre.

Four case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:


Find out about all our REF 2014 results.