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Prof Janet Dwyer

Director of CCRI

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. Chevron icon


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.


  • 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 & 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.