Staff Directory - Charles Cowap | Harper Adams University

Staff Directory


New Knowledge for Rural Professional Practice

Teaching, Research and Reachout roles

I now work part-time at the university.  Most of my teaching work is with land management undergraduate and postgraduate students.  In particular I specialise in valuation, rural taxation and rural estate management.  Away from Harper Adams I pursue my own commercial and other interests, currently focussed on the provision of professional CPD and wider professional support, specialised consultancy in the development of ecosystem service and natural capital thinking in rural land management, planning for Brexit and other areas of emerging professional practice.  In this I work with a number of other consultants and training providers.

I also work very closely with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in the development of new areas of professional practice, and in the development and delivery of professional CPD (continuing professional development) for practitioners.  This has included the development of a series of rural web classes for RICS Training.  Outputs in the last few years have included the RICS Guidance Note on the Valuation of Trees for amenity and related purposes, RICS Information Paper on the Valuation of Renewable Energy Installations, and the RICS International Thinkpiece, New challenges to international professional practice: from market value to natural value. This is soon to be followed by another RICS publication on the valuation of ecosystem services for estate managers, property consultants and valuers.

I blog and tweet on these and related professional matters.  In particular I have launched a new blog in 2017 in which I seek to curate material on Brexit, farming and the rural economy.  I am also the Rural View correspondent for the Estates Gazette

Contact details for Charles Cowap:

mobile:     07947 706 505
office:       01952 815305 (direct)
twitter:      @charlescowap


Other Research Interests

  • Work Based Learning and HE Employer Engagement
  • Distributed organisational learning in the rural economy
  • Statutory Valuation and taxation of rural estates and enterprises
  • Scenario Planning for the Rural Economy
  • Comparative (international) land management and administration

Professional Memberships

Academic Department: Land, Farm and Agribusiness Management

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815305

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Twitter: @charlescowap

Office: AC11 Aspire Centre

Research profile: ORCID


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Other publications

  • Cowap, C (2013) From market value to natural value RICS Land Journal, Feb/Mar 2013, pp 12-13, RICS, London
  • RICS (2012) New challenges to international professional practice: from market value to natural value RICS Thinkpiece, monograph. London, RICS RICS monograph. London, RICS ([Author: Charles Cowap]Download available below)
  • Cowap C (2012) Concise Rural Taxation 2012/13 (Newport, Shropshire: Harper Adams University College)
  • Cowap CD (2009) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Rural Estate RICS Land Journal, pp14-15, London: RICS June 2009
  • Moody J and Cowap C (2008) Rent Reviews under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986,  London and Coleford: RICS and CAAV, RICS Information Paper and CAAV Numbered Publication 190
  • Cowap CD (2008) Taxation for Students of Rural Land Management,  Newport, Harper Adams (Annual publication for students and practitioners of rural land management,)
  • Cowap CD (2008) The Valuation of Agricultural Property, Chapter 1 in Hayward R (2008) Valuation Principles into Practice, 6th edn, London: Estates Gazette
Additional Information

Other Roles

  • RICS Registered Valuer
  • RICS and CAAV liaison
  • RICS APC Assessor and Panel Chair
  • On and off-site professional training and development including bespoke CPD
  • CAAV Council: Board Member
  • Management Development Services Ltd: Director/Board Member
  • Rural Estates Correspondent, Estates Gazette

You can contact Charles Cowap if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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