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Associate, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University

Research Interests:

Agricultural development economics and livelihoods in Developing Nations - reflected in first-hand experience and published work on rural projects in over 15 countries.

Recent Overseas Experience:

Sustainable Traditional Medicines in South China (2007)
Agricultural Comparative Advantages Analysis in Kosovo (2002)
Aquaculture in Irrigation Systems in India and Sri Lanka (1999 to 2002)
Sustainable Soil Management, Uganda (2000)

Esteem Indicators:

The Agricultural Economics Society Award for Excellence 2005 – Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning.

Member of a UK-China Partners in Science Mission to Southern China, November 2007 - The Sustainable Use of Traditional Medicines.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Senior Lecturer