Our research plays an active role in rural policy development

Our research

We have a long track record of applied rural policy research. Our interdisciplinary team has experience of:

  • quantitative and qualitative socio-economic research
  • farm business economics
  • a range of data gathering techniques (including questionnaire surveys, face-to-face interviews, life/career/enterprise histories, discussion groups, and deliberative exercises)
  • policy development and analysis

Our research is funded by a wide range of sponsors, including:

  • the ESRC
  • British Academy
  • Defra
  • Devon County Council
  • the NFU
  • RICS
  • environmental NGOs

You can find more information on current and completed projects and publications by following the links below.

Research projects

At any one time the Centre is engaged in a large number of different funded research projects. Find out more about our research projects.

Publications

We publish a great deal of research papers, policy documents, and other material. Find out more about our publications.

Research opportunities

We welcome applications from prospective PhD students. Find our more about our research opportunities.