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 has been funded by a wide range of sponsors, including:
- the ESRC
- British Academy
- The Leverhulme Trust
- Devon County Council
- the NFU
- environmental NGOs
You can find more information on current and completed projects and publications by following the links below.
At any one time the Centre is engaged in a large number of different funded research projects. Find out more about our research projects.
We publish a great deal of research papers, policy documents, and other material. Find out more about our publications.
We welcome applications from prospective PhD students. Find our more about our research opportunities.