Staff Profiles: Prof. Janet Dwyer

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Staff Profile: Prof. Janet Dwyer
Professor of Rural Policy and Director of CCRI

Janet Dwyer

Prof. Janet Dwyer

Professor of Rural Policy and Director of CCRI

Environmental Sciences

Director of the CCRI and an academic with over 30 years’ experience in applied rural research with expertise in the field of rural, agricultural and environmental policy at UK and EU levels.


Janet directs and undertakes research related to agriculture, the environment and rural development. Her research expertise centres on European and UK rural development policy and practice, with particular interest in integrated approaches, environmental sustainability and institutional adaptation. Janet is well-known in policymaking circles in the UK and EU, has skills in facilitation and consensus-building, and is a regular speaker at international conferences.

She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a founder and steering group member of the Uplands Alliance, and an active member of the UK Agricultural Economics Society.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Agricultural Economics - A comparison of agricultural and rural conservation policies in the UK and France. University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1990
MA Biological Sciences University of Cambridge 1985

Membership of professional bodies

Founder and steering group member of the Uplands Alliance

President-elect of UK Agricultural Economics Society from April 2019 

Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies

Member of the Academie d’Agriculture, Editorial Board of Environmental Science and Policy and Bio-based and Applied Economics

Teaching and research


Janet acts as a supervisor for Postgraduate students and teaches at Masters level on Environmental decision-making and governance.??




More publications from Prof. Janet Dwyer can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Agricultural policy, Rural policy, Brexit

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