CRPR Postgraduate Researcher, Adrian Colston, talks about his research on Dartmoor
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. Any vacancies in the CRPR for funded PhDs and/or postdoctoral research positions will be advertised here.
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in Sociology as part of the Wellcome-Trust funded From 'Feed the Birds' to 'Do Not Feed the Animals' project (https://animalfeeding.org/). This fully funded studentship, starting in September 2021, will be based at the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter, in the CRPR (Centre for Rural Policy Research).
The project would be suitable for candidates who have completed or near completed a masters training in the social sciences/humanities, but potentially also for people who have been doing social research within a policy or NGO setting who are considering PhD.
For more information and to apply, click here.
Closing date: 2nd August 2021