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Jane Mills

Associate Professor in Agri-Environmental Behaviours

Jane’s main research interests focus on the social and behavioural aspects of agri-environmental policy, sustainable agricultural and environmental management.


Jane joined CCRI in 1998 and has over 25 years of experience in research at national and European level. She has developed a particular interest in understanding farmer behaviour in the context of agri-environment and sustainable agricultural practices.  Her research also examines collaborative approaches and knowledge exchange processes which effectively reconcile agricultural production and environmental objectives.

At the European level, Jane has led Work Packages on large interdisciplinary EU Horizon 2020 and FP7 projects such as SPRINT (Sustainable Plant Protection Transition), SoilCare (SoilCare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe) and RECARE (Preventing and Remediating Degradation of Soils in Europe through Landcare).

At the national level, she has worked closely with Defra and Natural England over many years on agri-environment scheme design and policy.  She is currently working on PBC4GGR project, a UKRI-funded project exploring the barriers and enablers to the upscaling of perennial biomass crops across UK for greenhouse gas removal.


  • PhD: Environmental Sciences, University of Gloucestershire, 2023
  • MSc: Land Resource Management, Cranfield University, 1994
  • BSc (Hons): Rural Environment Studies, University of London, 1989

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers


More publications from Jane Mills can be found in the Research Repository.