BA (Geography), PhD (Geography)

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Email: pgaskell@glos.ac.uk

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Peter is a founding member of the CCRI (1986). He has research interests in agricultural and environmental policy analysis and evaluation, decision making at the farm level, landscape change and the historic environment. He has particular research expertise in the design and evaluation of research methodologies. Peter is an experienced project manager and has conducted research for a wide range of government and non-government organisations over the past 25 years.

Recent Publications

Gaskell, P. and Owen, S. (2005) Historic Farm Buildings: Constructing the Evidence Base. English Heritage and the Countryside Agency.

Ingram, J., Gaskell, P., Mills, J. and Short, C. (2013) Incorporating agri-environment schemes into farm development pathways: a temporal analysis of farmer motivations. Land use Policy. 31, 267– 279

Courtney, P., Mills, J., Gaskell, P. and Chaplin, S. (2013) Investigating the incidental benefits of Environmental Stewardship schemes in England. Land Use Policy, 31. pp. 26-37. ISSN 02648377

Mills, J., Gaskell, P., Jones, N. E. and Boatman, N. D. (2013) Farmer attitudes and evaluation of outcomes to on-farm environmental management. Aspects of Applied Biology 118, 209-216.

Evans, N., Gaskell, P, and Winter, M. (2003) Reassessing agrarian policy and practice in local environmental management: the case of beef cattle, Land Use Policy 20, 231-242.

Gaskell, P., Tanner, M., (1998) Landscape conservation policy and traditional farm buildings: A case study of field barns in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Landscape Research 23, 289.

Gaskell, P., Winter, M. (1998) Editorial: emerging landscapes of agricultural policy reform. Landscape Research 23, 221.

Winter, M., Gaskell, P. (1998). Paper: The Agenda 2000 debate and CAP reform in Great Britain. Is the environment being sidelined? Land Use Policy 15, 217-231.

Winter, M., Gaskell, P. and Short, C. (1998) Upland landscapes in Britain and the 1992 CAP reforms. Landscape Research, 23 (3). pp. 273-288. ISSN 0142-6397

Gaskell, P.T., Tanner, M.F. (1991) Agricultural change and environmentally sensitive areas. Geoforum 22, 81-90.

Boatman, N., Short, C., Elliott, J., Gaskell, P., Hallam, C., Laybourn, R., Breyer, J. & Jones, N. (2015) Agreement scale monitoring of Environmental Stewardship 2013-4: assessing the impact of advice and support on the environmental outcomes of HLS agreements. Report to Natural England, contract ref. LM0432.

Jones, N., Short, C., Elliott, J., Cao, Y., Gaskell, P., Hallam, C., Laybourn, T., Breyer, H., Conyers, S. & Boatman, N. (2015) ES quality assurance programme 2013/4: assessing the role of advice and support on the establishment of HLS agreements.  Report to Natural England, contract ref. LM0433.

Dwyer, J., Mills, J., Powell, J., Lewis, N., Gaskell, P. and Felton, J. (2015) The State of Farming in Exmoor 2015. Project Report. University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester.

Gaskell, P. and Edwards, B. (2014) Evaluating the effectiveness of Environmental Stewardship for the conservation of historic buildings. Report to Defra by the Fera Consortium.

Mills, J., Gaskell, P., Reed, M., Short, C., Ingram, J., Boatman, N., Jones, N., Conyers, S., Carey, P., Winter, M. and Lobley, M. (2013) Farmer attitudes and evaluation of outcomes to on-farm environmental management. Report to Defra by CCRI, Fera and Exeter University

Mills, J., Gaskell, P., Short, C. Manley, W., Kambites, C., Lewis,N. Clark, M. and Boatman, N. (2012) Attitudes to Uplands Entry Level Stewardship. Natural England Commissioned Report NECR091

Short, C., Fisher, R., Mills,J., Jones,O., Gaskell, P., Kambites, C., Cairns. A. and Manley, W. (2012) Integrated Biodiversity Delivery Area Programme: Selection and Development Phase Evaluation. Report for Natural England.

Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Lewis, N., Short, C., Kambites, C. and Turner, M. (2011) South West Uplands Initiative, Baseline Report to South West Upland Initiative Partners.

Mills, J., Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Ingram, J. (2010) Assessing the incidental socio-economic impacts of Environmental Stewardship. Report to Defra and Natural England.

Boatman, N.D., Jones, N.E., Gaskell, P. and Dwyer, J. (2010)  Monitoring of agri-environment schemes in the UK.  Aspects of Applied Biology 100, Agri-environment schemes – what have they achieved and where do we go from here?

Short, C., Gaskell, P., Humphries, A., Waldon, J. and Aglionby, J. (2010) Assessment of the impacts of an area-based payment implemented within the Single Farm Payment Scheme on active graziers of common land in England. Report to the European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism. CCRI: Cheltenham.

Gaskell, P., Dwyer, J., Jones, J., Jones, N., Boatman, N., Condliffe, I., Conyers, S., Ingram, J., Kirwan, J., Manley, W., Mills, J., and Ramwell, C. (2010) Economic and environmental impacts of changes in support measures for the English Uplands: An in-depth forward look from the farmer’s perspective. Final report to the Defra Agricultural Change and Environment Observatory programme by the Countryside and Community Research Institute and the Food and Environment Research Agency Central Science Laboratory.

Gaskell, P., Edwards, R., and Bibby, P. (2009) Historic Farm Buildings: Extending the Evidence Base. London: English Heritage

Ingram, J., Short, C., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Lewis, N., Clark, M., Dennis, E., Fisher, R. and Owen, I. (2009) Entry and exit from agri-environmental schemes in Wales. 2009. Report for Welsh Assembly Government

Gaskell, P., Boatman, N., Dwyer, J., Mills, J., Ingram, J., Short, C. and Turley, D. (2008) Environmental Observatory update – the implications of the 2003 CAP reform for the environment in England. A report to Defra’s Agricultural Change and Environment Observatory (ACEO).

Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Mills, J. and Lewis, N. (2008) Scoping study on the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks. Final report to English Heritage and Cadw.

Gaskell, P, Ingram, J, Mills, J (2008) A review of environmental benefits supplied by agri-environment schemes. Report for Natural England.

Gaskell, P., Dwyer, J.,Ford, B., Murphy, K., Pyper, A. and Martin, C. (2008) Monitoring the Historic Environment: The Archaeological Resource. Project Report. Cadw.

Boatman, N. Ramwell, C. Parry, H. Jones, N. Bishop, J. Gaskell, P. Short, C. Mills, J. and Dwyer, J. (2008) A Review of Environmental Benefits Supplied by Agri-environment Schemes. Final report to the Land Use Policy Group.

Courtney, P., Gaskell, P. and Mills, J. (2008) Scoping study on the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks. Final Report to English Heritage and Cadw.

Gaskell, P., Ingram, J., Mills, J., Kirwan, J., Short, C., Dwyer, J., Groom, G., Boatman, N., and Turley, D. (2007) Environmental impacts of CAP reform: Assessment of implications of farm level change for environmental outcomes. Defra Agricultural Change and Environment Observatory programme.

Gaskell, P. and Clark, M. (2007) Local Authority Districts Historic Farm Buildings Photo System. English Heritage. Mills, J. and Gaskell, P. (2007) Yorkshire Dales Limestone Country Project. Natural England.

Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Mills, J. and Edwards, R. (2007) A Socio-economic study of grant-funded traditional drystone wall and farm building restoration in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. English Heritage and Defra.

Dwyer, J., Gaskell, P., Mills, J. Ingram, J. and Taylor, J. (2006) OBS2: CAP Reform - implications of farm level change for environmental outcomes. Final report.  DEFRA.

Boatman, N., Bishop, J., Dwyer, J., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Ingram, J. and Pietravalle, J. (2006) CAP reform: Environmental Monitoring baseline project (OBS01). Final report to Defra.

Boatman, N., Parry, H., Bishop, J., Pietravalle, S., Ramwell, C., Cuthbertson, A., Dwyer, J., Gaskell, P., Mills, J. and Ingram, J. (2006). OBS 03: Quantitative approaches to assessment of farm level changes and implications for the environment. Defra Agricultural Change and Environment Observatory.

Ball, D., Edwards, B., Gaskell, P., Lake, J., Mathews, A., Owen, S., and Trow, S. (2006) Living Buildings in a Living Landscape: Finding a future for traditional Farm Buildings. English Heritage and the Countryside Agency.

Roberts, E, Gaskell, P, Courtney, P and Mills, J. (2005) Social and Economic Impacts and Benefits of Traditional Farm Building Repair and Re-use in the Lake District ESA. Final Report to English Heritage.

Dwyer, J, Mills J, and Gaskell, P. (2004) Monitoring the Effects of CAP Reform: Environmental Observatory Scoping Study. Final report to Defra.

Gaskell, P. Owen, S. and White, E. (2003) Historic Farmsteads: Audit and Evaluation, Final report to English Heritage and the Countryside Agency.

Mills, J, Gaskell, P, Jones, N. E and Boatman, N.D. (2013) Farmer attitudes and evaluation of outcomes to on-farm environmental management. Association of Applied Biologist Conference, Environmental Management on Farmland, 23-25th April, 2013

Gaskell, P., Dwyer, J., Condliffe, I. And Jones, N. (2010). Economic and environmental impacts of changes in support measures for the English Uplands: An in-depth forward look from the farmer’s perspective, Defra, London. September.

Gaskell, P. and Mills, J. (2010) Assessing the incidental socio-economic impacts of Environmental Stewardship. Defra, London, October.

Gaskell, P. and Hughes, G. (2010) Monitoring and managing archaeological sites on the farmland of Wales in Trow, S., Holyoak, V. And Brynnes, E. (eds) Heritage Management of Farmed and Forested Landscapes in Europe, Europea Achaeologia Consilium Occoasional Paper No. 4. Europea Achaeologia Consilium and Association Internationale sans But Lucratif, Brussels, Belgium. 83-87

(2009) Heritage in the uplands. Inquiry into the future for England’s upland communities, Commission for Rural Communities, Penrith, Cumbria, May.

(2009) Finding a future for historic farm buildings, buildings & farming: past, present and future, University of Oxford, Oxford, May.

(2009) Environmental benefits from agri-environment schemes, Agri-Environment Schemes – learning lessons and preparing for the future, Land Use Policy Group seminar, Imperial College, London, March. With Boatman, N.

(2008) Managing and monitoring archaeological sites on the farmland of Wales. Approaches to the management and monitoring of cultural heritage in farmland and forestry, 6th World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, Ireland, With Hughes, G. and Yates, M. July.

(2008) The naturalisation of cultural heritage within landscape conservation policy and practice in England, The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape - 23rd Session, Landscapes, Identities and Development, Lisbon and Óbidos, Portugal, 1–5 September. With Courtney, P. and Mills, J.

(2008) Socio-economic benefits of the historic landscape: Experience from English National Parks, The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape - 23rd Session, Landscapes, Identities and Development, Lisbon

(2008) The impact of UK agri-environment schemes on the historic environment, Presentation to Europa Nostra: Pan European Federation for Heritage, London, November.

(2008) Drivers for change - new uses for redundant farm buildings, Historic Farm Buildings – Function and Future Conference, Devizes, Wiltshire, November.

(2008) Funding for the rural historic environment: changes and challenges, Presentation to Heritage Link Funding Advocacy Group, London, July.

(2008) Finding a new use for historic farm buildings, adaptive re-use of historic farm buildings, National Trust Conference, Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, April.

(2007) Accessing and managing farm buildings, Presentation at Historic Environment Local Management workshop, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, November

(2007) Agricultural change and the conservation of cultural landscapes in the Yorkshire Dales .Workshop on the cultural landscape as a heritage feature: A comparative study of the UK and Russia, School of Geography, University of Birmingham. September.

(2007) Sustainability challenges for re-use. Presentation at National Trust workshop on adaptive re-use of historic farm buildings. Saddlescombe, September.

(2007) Investing in the historic environment, Presentation at the Historic Farm Buildings Group Annual Conference, Ilkley, September.

(2007) Traditional farm building and drystone wall restoration in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Presentation at an English Heritage, Defra and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority conference at Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, June.

(2007) Finding a Future for Traditional Farm Buildings. Presentation at the University of Oxford. The Rural Historic Environment: New Perspectives, February.

(2007) Developing indicators to monitor the historic environment in Wales, Presentation to Cadw and Welsh Assembly Government, Nantgarw, Wales, December. With Murphy, K. and Pyper, A.

(2006) The Historic Environment and Evidence Based Policy Making in England. Presentation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. May.

(2006) The Historic Environment and Evidence Based Policy Making in England. Presentation at the University of Illinois, Bloomington, USA. May.

(2006) Valuing the historic environment. Presentation at the Historic Farm Buildings Group Annual Conference, Ipswich, September.

(2006) Barn Again: The growth of historic farm building research in the USA. Presentation at the Historic Farm Buildings Group Annual Conference, Ipswich, September.

(2006) Monitoring the Historic Environment. Presentation at Council for British Archaeology, Countryside Agency and Historic Farm Building Forum conference at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire. June.

(2006) Social and Economic Impacts and Benefits of Traditional Farm Building Repair and Re-use in the Lake District ESA. Presentation at an English Heritage, Defra and Lake District national Park Authority conference at Brockhole, Ambleside.

PhD Supervisor, University of Gloucestershire

Member of the Programme Monitoring Committee of the Rural Development Programme for England 2013-2020.

Member of the Defra Agri-Environment Stakeholders Group

Member of the Funding Advisory Group of the Heritage Alliance.

Member of the Rural Advisory Group of the Heritage Alliance.

Gaskell, P. Edwards, B and Bibby, P. (2009) Historic Farm Buildings: Constructing the Evidence Base, English Heritage Research Paper, London, English Heritage

Hughes, G. Gaskell P. and Yates, M. (2008) Protecting sites on the farmland of Wales: Monitoring and management, The Archaeologist 20, Winter 2008.
Gaskell, P. and Clark, M. (2007) Local Authority Area Historic Farm Buildings Photo System. English Heritage.