HND (Rural Resource Management), MPhil (Sociology)

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Chris has extensive expertise in inter and trans-disciplinary research across agriculture, forestry, nature conservation, cultural landscapes and amenity. In particular, he is interested in how different communities and partnerships can contributing to current challenges such as biodiversity decline, extreme weather and climate change. He is active in the development and implementation of new rural development and agri-environment policy, as well as the nature of partnerships and knowledge exchange that these require. He has considerable expertise in issues relating to landscape scale initiatives, shared resources, collective action and common land across Europe. He is Co-investigator on the NERC funded LANDWISE project assessing the role of natural flood management in lowland agricultural projects based at the University of Reading. Other projects include: (WILD) evaluating the benefits of an integrated approach to land and water management; (FUTGRAZE and GOVOUT) the governance and management of common land in Norway and the UK; and the development monitoring and evaluation of agri-environment schemes and other land management policies (Defra/Natural England M&E framework).

Chris teaches on the Geography BA/BSc course and the Applied Ecology MSc programme, as well as the new Catalyst funded programmes at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. He is Chair of the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership and the Foundation for Common Land and a Board member of the Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership. He is also a member of an expert panel advising Defra on the contribution of social science to policy development and implementation. He is currently supervising three PhD students, Caitlin Hafferty, Theo Lenormand and Leon Radix as well as a number of MSc dissertations.

Chris teaches on the Geography BA/BSc course and the Applied Ecology MSc programme, as well as the new Catalyst funded programmes at the Royal Agricultural University. He is Chair of the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership and the Foundation for Common Land and a Board member of the Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership. He is also a member of an expert panel advising Defra on the contribution of social science to policy development and implementation.

View Chris’ publications on the University of Gloucestershire's Research Repository