Professor of Land Economy and Society, University of Exeter
Professor of Land Economy and Society at the University of Exeter, Michael has 40 years’ experience as an academic specialising in agro-food issues with considerable experience of policy and stakeholder engagement. In 2016, he was appointed to deliver the 2018 Nuffield Farming Lecture entitled "How does the UK farmer deliver to the UK food culture of 2030?"
Michael is a rural policy specialist and a rural social scientist with particular interests in applying interdisciplinary approaches to policy-relevant research and in direct engagement in the policy process. He is actively involved in many industry partnerships and initiatives, both at a regional and national level. He is a trustee for Rothamsted Research and has recently been appointed to the board of Natural England.