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University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UNEW)

Organisation
Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group, an association of 20 major research-intensive universities in the UK which is sometimes referred to as the British equivalent of the US Ivy League. Newcastle University’s School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development contains a unique mix of natural, environmental and social scientists sharing a set of common research interests in land use, food production and the rural economy. Two important research groupings from the School the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) and the Integrated Animal Science Group (IASG) are involved in this project mirroring our participation in the FP6 project Welfare Quality.

Main task in project
UNEW has a supporting role in WP 0-4.

Experience and network
- CRE specializes in interdisciplinary social science and applied policy research oriented towards the achievement of a sustainable rural economy.
- CRE staff have significant research expertise and experience in international trade analysis, agricultural and resource economics, indicator analysis, cost-benefit analysis, rural development and food marketing.
- IASG conducts applied research, primarily involving farm livestock and collaborates extensively with other research institutions in the UK (currently joint projects with eight centres) and Europe, and with industry (currently joint projects involving ten different industrial partners).
- IASG draws upon fundamental research, applying it to areas of policy and industrial importance. Its main focus is on pig science, with a particular emphasis on animal behaviour health and welfare.
- CRE is a partner in FP6 project ‘Integrated tools to design and implement agri-environment schemes’ (ITAES).
- CRE is a partner in FP6 project ‘ System for agricultural & environmental modelling: linking science and society’ (SEAMLESS).
- CRE is a partner in FP6 project ‘Structural change in agricultural and rural livelihoods’ (SCARLED).
- CRE and IASG are partners in Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and “low input” food supply chains (QLIF).
- CRE and IASG are partners in “FP6 project ‘Welfare Quality’.
- IASG is a partner in the EU funded project ‘Q-Porkchains’.

Staff members
Dr. Philip Cain (Ph.D) is a Senior Lecturer in Farm Business Management and has research interests which focus on the effects of changes in agricultural technology and policies on farm profitability.
Prof. Sandra Edwards (Ph.D) is head of the Integrated Animal Science Group and has co-ordinated both UK and EU projects in the area of animal health and welfare. She has participated in a number of committees within the EU tasked with reviewing standards of farm animal welfare (e.g. EFSA working group to report on ‘Space and flooring requirements for Pigs’; 2004-5) and is currently Secretary and Management Board member, Commission of Animal Management and Health, European Association of Animal Production.
Mr. Guy Garrod (M.Sc.) is a Reader in Environmental Economics and co-Director of the CRE. His research interests include environmental valuation, farm economics, policy appraisal and indicator analysis. He is currently involved in two FP6 projects, namely Welfare Quality and SEAMLESS (working on sustainability indicators) and has previously worked on the FP6 project ITAES and FP5 project CASCADE.
Dr. Jonathan Guy has a Ph.D in pig behaviour and welfare and is part of a team investigating aspects of farm animal welfare including development of new methods to evaluate welfare, the cost implications of different housing systems for pigs and evaluation of environmental sustainability of different pork production systems.
Prof. David Harvey (Ph.D) holds the chair in Agricultural Economics at Newcastle University and is editor of the Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has many years experience in macro-economic analysis of international trade and has worked extensively on projects assessing the implications of CAP reform.
Dr. Carmen Hubbard (Ph.D) is an agricultural economist with specific expertise in policy analysis and animal welfare and has participated in a variety of policy-oriented international projects funded by the EU and World Bank. She is currently working on the FP6 project SCARLED and previously worked on Welfare Quality.