Richard's research interests relate to external factors influencing land management and agriculture. His scholarship is focussed primarily on the effect of organised crime on agricultural systems and the impacts of conflict on agricultural economies and their subsequent recovery. His research and practical experience has seen him travel widely in West and Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Afghanistan and Myanmar.
As the lead for the University's, Rural Security Research Group he has supervised a number of PhD projects focussed on rural criminology. He is also a expert panel member on food and agriculture for the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime based in Geneva.
Richard's current research work focusses on
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