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Prof Damian Maye

Professor of Agri-Food Studies

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


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.


  • 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


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