Food Security and Livelihoods Specialist
With over 20 years experience of agricultural and rural development, I now focus my energy on food security and livelihood issues related to conflict, disaster and climate change. Combining agricultural and food industry knowledge with geo-political awareness I regularly contribute to food security assessments, agricultural development audits and the development of livelihood strategies within post conflict and disaster prone environments.
With recent experience within a civil-military operations environment and a background in operating in fragile, hostile and challenging environments I have demonstrable commitment to promoting 'effects and influence' on a range of actors and working within multi disciplinary teams drawn both from civilian and military spheres.
Current work is centred on food security and livelihood development including;
As a senior lecturer in Land Management at Harper Adams University, I oversee projects undertaken by the Rural Security Research Group in a variety of subject areas. I also currently supervise a number of PhD students at HAU focusing on counterfeit pesticides, farm crime and rural crime.
I also am a member of the SCID (Security Conflict and International Development) panel of experts at the University of Leicester. Additionally I am a member of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, where I contribute on issues relating to food and agriculture systems.
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