Newcastle University – UNEW
Newcastle University – UNEW (www.newcastle.ac.uk) is a research intensive university and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising 24 leading research institutions in the UK. Newcastle University is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2014) and in the top 50 in the world in the latest International Student Barometer (2013). The University also has one of the largest European Union research portfolios in the UK (around 235 FP7 projects worth over €100million to the university). The UNEW team comprises of staff from Newcastle University Business School and the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE). Newcastle University Business School holds triple accreditation status (from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB), placing it in the top 1% of Business schools globally. CRE is a University Research Centre located in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (AFRD). It specialises in interdisciplinary social science and applied policy research oriented towards the achievement of sustainable development in rural areas. Its research is organised around three key themes: Rural Development; Food and Society; and Science and Technology Studies in Food and Environment. CRE’s contribution to research into sustainable rural economies and societies was recognised with the award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2014. These are awarded by the Royal Anniversary Trust and honour work of outstanding importance and quality in higher and further education in the UK. The Newcastle team has extensive experience of participation in, and management of, large-scale research projects funded by the European Union as well as national research councils, governments and regional development agencies.
UNEW will contribute to various WPs related to the empirical analysis of food supply chains, transportation and logistics modelling, consumer analysis, dissemination and impact activities. methodology supply chain analysis consumer behaviour, dissemination and impact. This fits with the expertise of the UNEW team who collectively have experience of being involved in 10 EU-funded agri-food/rural research projects, including in management roles. This includes work on the competitiveness and sustainability of agri-food supply chains. Team members have substantial involvement in multi-disciplinary projects, funded both by the EU and the UK research councils. The team holds and editorial positions in relevant journals (e.g. Journal of Agricultural Economics, EuroChoices) as well as having published in leading journals relevant to the topic (Food Policy, Supply Chain Management).