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Professor, Environmental Economics, University of Manchester

Dan studied Agricultural Economics at Newcastle University before completing his Master's degree and PhD at Manchester where he has remained apart from spells as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Australia in 2002 & 2008.
He is an adjunct Professor at UWA.

He is an Expert Member of the Food Standards Agency's Social Science Research Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of the European Review of Agricultural Economics.

His current research includes:

Enigma project ( on Campylobacter and human behaviour in a changing environment.

Economics of Foodborne Illness (EFBI). Food Standards Agency funded project investigating the economic costs of microbial foodborne disease, using QALY and WTP measures.

GP Recruitment A project investigating junior doctors' career choices and the factors behind under-recruitment to General Practice.


  • 1998–present
    Professor, Environmental Economics, University of Manchester