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    Professor David Rose

    Elizabeth Creak Chair in Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

    Always happy to hear from possible PhD students who want to work on topics like: * Farm Mental Health, *Technology adoption, *Human behaviour change and extension, *Responsible innovation and just transitions etc.

    Bachelors, Masters, and PhD from the University of Cambridge. 2023 Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar, Cornell University. c75 academic publications since 2014. Our work helps farmers and farming stakeholders (e.g. advisers, supply chain actors) with the challenges of 'Change'. This includes work on human behaviour change, technology adoption, and extension. We are also interested in understanding what 'just' and 'sustainable' agricultural and food transitions look like and particularly how to include human and non-human stakeholders in decision-making. Change, of course, can be stressful and we undertake research to help farmers, advisers, and other 'accidental counsellors', with their mental wellbeing.

    Consultancy experience for FAO, OECD, AHDB, Welsh Government, Defra etc - always willing to take on new work, including research, external reviewing, examining, and speaker/chairing engagements. Track record of impact, including three invitations to give evidence in Parliament, appearances on BBC TV and Radio, TV and online documentaries, major newspapers such as The Times, The Telegraph, and the Guardian, farming press, and international outlets like CNN and Forbes Magazine. Oxford Union speaker.  Editor at the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension.

    Academic Department: Food, Land and Agribusiness Management

    Twitter: d_christianrose

    Office: 66 Main Building

    Research profile: ORCID


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