Partner 4 – Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire

Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Lane, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 9HW, UK 



Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire

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Profile Established in 1988, the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) of the University of Gloucestershire is one of the leading rural research centres in the UK. It has expertise in all aspects of research in policy and planning for the countryside, rural development, agriculture and environment, rural economy and society, with research staff including geographers, economists, spatial planners, policy analysts, sociologists and environmental scientists. CCRI has successfully managed large consortium projects for UK and EU public sector sponsors in recent years and has been involved in a number of FP5-7 projects as a key partner. Recent experience has included leading the Stakeholder Engagement and Dissemination WP in SmartSOIL (FP7) (2011-2015), the Stakeholder WP in Valerie (FP7)(2014-2017 and the Dissemination and Communication WP in RECARE (2013-2018).
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Role in the project WP8 leader 
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Ms. Jane Mills

Tel: +44 1242 714137


Interdisciplinary background with special interest in knowledge exchange and farmer behaviour in context of agri-environment and soil management. Expert in stakeholder engagement and dissemination.


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Dr. Julie Ingram 

Tel: +44 1242 714134


Interdisciplinary expertise with special interest in knowledge exchange and agricultural knowledge systems, sustainable soil management with respect to farmer knowledge, behavior and decision making.


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Mr. Nick Lewis 

Tel: +44 1242 714122


Specialises in survey and questionnaire design and experienced interviewer with expertise in data management and analysis. Manages the Social Media presence of the CCRI to disseminate and promote its research.


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Dr. Jasmine Black

Tel: +44 1242 715315


Jasmine works with farmers, researchers and policy makers to create more sustainable ways of producing food and enhancing above and below ground biodiversity. She has a PhD in soil organic carbon dynamics across rainforest-savannah boundaries in the Amazon.