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Peter is a founding member of the CCRI. He has research interests in monitoring and evaluating change in the historic environment and the creation of heritage indicators, agricultural and environmental policy analysis and evaluation, and decision making at the farm level. He has particular research expertise in the design and evaluation of research methodologies. Peter is currently engaged in a project to assess the evidence base for the creation of baseline data and indicators of change for the rural historic environment. He recently led a research programme of 4 projects to develop a research methodology for recording the public and environmental benefits arising from the historic environment. 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.
Peter is a rural heritage policy expert and co-chairs the Rural Heritage Advisory Group at The Heritage Alliance and represents heritage interests on the Defra Programme Monitoring Committee for the Rural Development Programme England and the Defra Environmental Land Management Scheme Strategic Engagement Group.
Peter is an experienced PhD supervisor with nine completions and is currently supervising three doctoral candidates. He is also an experience PhD examiner.
Peter Gaskell’s recent activities
Congratulations to our colleagues who have recently passed their APM Project Management Fundamentals qualification.
Jane Mills led a team of researchers from CCRI and the University of Exeter in developing a set of indicators that will be used by Defra and Natural England to assess engagement and social outcomes associated with agri-environment schemes.
A new paper has been published arising from research conducted during the EU 7th Framework VALERIE project with Julie Ingram as lead author.
The latest paper from Julie Ingram, with Pete Gaskell as co-author has been published in NJAS – Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. The paper reports on findings from four case-studies across Europe as part of the EU FP7 funded project ‘VALERIE’.
Peter Gaskell presented a paper on the impact and value of heritage conservation under CAP agri-environment schemes at the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
A CCRI team has been in Chania in Crete attending the 13th European Farming Systems Symposium (IFSA – European Group) Symposium, which has been looking at ‘Farming systems facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities’