My research interest focuses on capturing the impacts of policy change and farmer behaviour at the farm and catchment level within a modelling framework. Work has been conducted on a variety of topics within this area, particularly in terms of understanding attitudes, motivations and perceptions of farmers toward environmental issues. Whereas some of this work encompasses qualitative methods, such as citizen's juries, the main thrust has been towards quantitative modelling. This includes traditional linear programming based methods, but also applications using positive mathematical programming and agent-based modelling frameworks. Another strong thread to my research is the measurement of efficiency and sustainability metrics using longitudinal data, and I have adjusted productivity indicators for non-economic factors, such as animal welfare and environmental impact.


My vision of success for collaborative research is a thorough understanding of data collected and approaches we can use to analyse these to understand development pathways for SSA systems