Staff Profiles: Prof. Damian Maye

Prof. Damian Maye

Staff Profile: Prof. Damian Maye
Professor of Agri-Food Studies

Prof. Damian Maye

Prof. Damian Maye

Professor of Agri-Food Studies

Countryside and Community Research Institute

Environmental Sciences

Damian is a rural geographer with research interests primarily associated with agri-food sustainability, farm supply chains and alternative food networks.


Damian has over 15 years’ experience of research at national and European level during which time he has have developed his qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques. He has become a specialist in sustainability assessment methodologies and has extensive knowledge of food sustainability, farm supply chains and alternative food networks.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Geography Coventry University - 'Making connections in the local food economy' 2005
MSc Rural Change Coventry University 2000
BSc Geography University College, Northampton 1999


Twice awarded ‘Paper of Year’ award in 2014 and 2015 from the Journal of Agricultural Extension and Education.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (Institute of British Geographers), since 2005

Member of the European Society for Rural Sociology, since 2005

Member of the Rural Geography Research Group Committee, since 2009

Committee Member of the RGS-IBG Food Geographies Working Group


  • Maye, Damian and Enticott, Gareth and Naylor, Rhiannon (2020-01-31) Theories of Change in Rural Policy Evaluation. Sociologia Ruralis, 60 (1), pp.198-221. ISSN 0038-0199.
  • Enticott, Gareth and Maye, Damian and Naylor, Rhiannon and Brunton, Lucy and Downs, Sara H and Donnelly, Christl A (2020-01-29) An Assessment of Risk Compensation and Spillover Behavioural Adaptions Associated with the use of Vaccines in Animal Disease Management. Vaccine, 38 (5), pp.1065-1075. ISSN 0264-410X.
  • Knickel, Marina and Knickel, Karlheinz and Galli, Francesca and Maye, Damian and Wiskerke, Johannes S.C. (2019-11-14) Towards a reflexive framework for fostering co-learning and improvement of transdisciplinary collaboration. Sustainability, 11 (23), pp.1-22. ISSN 2071-1050.
  • Meuwissen, Miranda and Balmann, Alfons and Spiege, Alisa and Ciechomska, Anna and Kopainsky, Birgit and Soriano, Bárbara and Gavrilescu, Camelia and Lagerkvist, Carl Johan and Termeer, Catrien and Maye, Damian and Mathijs, Erik and Wauters, Erwin and Accatino, Francesco and Hansson, Helena and Herrera, Hugo and Coopmans, Isabeau and Candel, Jeroen and Urquhart, Julie and Zawali?ska, Katarzyna and Peneva, Mariya and Vigani, Mauro and Poortvliet, P. Marijn and Feindt, Peter and Nicholas-Davies, Phillipa and Reidsma, Pytrik and Finger, Robert and Senni, Saverio and Severini, Simone and Slijper, Thomas and Vroege, Willemijn and Paas, Wim and de Mey, Yann (2019-11-01) A framework to assess the resilience of farming systems. Agricultural Systems, 176, pp.1-10. ISSN 0308-521X.
  • van der Ploeg, Jan Douwe and Barjolle, Dominique and Bruil, Janneke and Brunori, Gianluca and Costa Madureira, Livia Maria and Dessein, Joost and Dr?g, Zbigniew and Fink-Kessler, Andrea and Gasselin, Pierre and Gonzalez de Molina, Manuel and Gorlach, Krzysztof and Jürgens, Karin and Kinsella, Jim and Kirwan, James and Knickel, Karlheinz and Lucas, Veronique and Marsden, Terry and Maye, Damian and Migliorini, Paola and Milone, Pierluigi and Noe, Egon and Nowak, Piotr and Parrott, Nicholas and Peeters, Alain and Rossi, Adanella and Schermer, Markus and Ventura, Flaminia and Visser, Marjolein and Wezel, Alexander (2019-10-01) The economic potential of agroecology: Empirical evidence from Europe. Journal of Rural Studies, 71, pp.46-61. ISSN 0743-0167.

More publications from Prof. Damian Maye can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

Professional positions

(2020- ) Associate Editor, Journal of Rural Studies

(2019- ) Associate Editor, Journal of Depopulation and Rural Development Studies (AGER)

(2017- ) Associate Editor, Frontiers in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Humanities and Social Sciences)

(2019- ) Review Editor, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (Social Movements, Institutions and Governance)

(2014- ) Review Editor and Editorial board member, Frontiers in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Humanities and Social Sciences)

(2012- ) Editorial board member, Journal of Rural Studies

(2011- ) Editorial board member, Moravian Geographical Reports