BA (Hons) (Environmental Policy); PG Cert (Integrated Waste and Environmental Management)

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Nick joined the CCRI in 2002 after having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire. He went on to complete a post-graduate certificate whilst working as a research assistant.

Routinely involved in a range of projects, Nick has become a key member of the team with expertise in numerous areas that he has developed though support provided to the numerous activities that the CCRI undertakes. Survey and questionnaire development is one area of specialism, with a particular focus concerning online deployment wherever feasible. Nick is also one of CCRI’s most experienced interviewers, having conducted hundreds of face-to-face and telephone interviews – often concerning topical or sensitive issues. He is also regularly responsible for data collation, management and analysis associated with these interviews.

Nick manages and operates the various Social Media platforms of the CCRI, which has become an increasingly important component of the institute’s activities and one that is increasingly required in large scale multi-institution research projects.

Recent Publications

Powell, John R , Short, Christopher J , Ashbrook, Kate and Lewis, Nick (2017) A Companion to IASC Commons Conferences. Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire ISBN 1-86174-228-2 978-1-86174-228-5

Powell, J., Short, C., Reed, M. and Lewis, N. (2016) Commons: Governance of Shared Assets [PDF Version]. Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire. ISBN 1-86174-218-5

Reed, Matt, Lewis, Nick and Dwyer, Janet C (2017) The effect and impact of LEAF Marque in the delivery of more sustainable farming: a study to understand the added value to farmers. Project Report. LEAF / CCRI, Gloucester.

Gaskell, Peter, Lewis, Nick, Dwyer, Janet C and Short, Christopher J (2016) Sustainable Uplands: North Pennines Multi-Stakeholder Partnership. Technical Report. Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), London.

Dwyer, Janet C, Kubinakova, Katarina, Lewis, Nick, Powell, John R, Vigani, Mauro, Fährmann, Barbara, Gocht, Alexander, Grajewski, Regina, Sauras, Maria Coto, Cachinero, Paloma Nieto, Mantino, Francesco, Berriet-Solliec, Marielle and Pham, Hai-vu (2016) Research for AGRI Committee - Programmes implementing the 2015-2020 Rural Development Policy. Project Report. Policy Department: Structural and Cohesion Policy European Parliament, Brussels.

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.

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

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.

Reed, M., Courtney, P., Dwyer, J., Griffiths, B., Jones, O., Lewis, N., Moseley, M., Phillipson, J., Powell, J., Ross N. and Urquhart, J. (2011) The social impacts of England’s inshore fishing industry. Draft final report to Defra.

Mills, J, Lewis, N and Dwyer, J (2010) The Benefits of LEAF Membership: a qualitative study to understand the added value that LEAF brings to its farmer members. Report to LEAF (Linking Farming And Environment).

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, Final Report for Welsh Assembly Government.

Ilbery, B., Kirwan, J., Maye, D., Courtney, P., Kambites, C., Reed, M. and Lewis, N. (2009) Socio-economic aspects of local and national organic farming markets: whole chain analysis. A report produced as part of the Defra commissioned research entitled ‘analysis of socio-economic aspects of local and national organic farming markets’. Defra project code: SFFSD 0605. January.

Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Boase, R., Cheese, L., Jones, O., Kubinakova, K., Lewis, N. and Urquhart, J. (2008) Scoping Study on the Socio-Economic Benefits of Heritage in the National Parks - Final Report for English Heritage and Cadw.

Powell, J, Reed, M, Kambites, C and Lewis, N (2008) Exploring Market and Non-Market Values of Cydcoed Intervention, Forest Research. Final report.

Dwyer, J., Kirwan, J., Thomson, K., Clark, M., Kambites, C., Lewis, N. and Molnarova, A.(2008) Review of Rural Development Instruments. DG Agri project 2006-G4-10. Final Report.(With colleagues at INEA, IfLS, IEEP, VUZE, AgraCeas Consulting Ltd). July.

Powell, J, Clark, M, Lewis, N and Kambites, C (2007) Participants, activities, and experiences: understanding the connections, CCW

Powell, J, Lewis, N and Kambites, C (2007) Managing Recreation on inland Waters in Wales: a review of Approaches, CCW

Powell, J., Clark, M. and Lewis, N. (2007) Exploring the connections between Participants, Activities, and Experiences in Outdoor Recreation, CCW Policy Research Report No. 07/3.

Owen, S., Kambites, C., Lewis, N., Johnson, P. and Short, C. (2006) Green Infrastructure Planning in the Swindon urban rural fringe. Great Western Community Forest.

Courtney, P., Slee, R.W., Roberts, D. and Lewis, N. (2005) An economic appraisal of forestry in Mid-Argyll and Caithness and Sutherland. Forestry Commission.

Kambites, C., Slee, R.W., Lewis, N., Clark. M, Taylor, M., and Wragg, A. (2005) The Upper Thames Heritage Project, Swindon Borough Council.