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Professor of Food and Society
Ref: G464

Newcastle University is continuing its investment in the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) and the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development to enhance its teaching, research and engagement expertise in the social science of food and society. The new Chair will play a strategic leadership role in developing research and teaching and will provide academic leadership of the Food Systems, Consumption and Marketing subject group, one of three such subject groups within the Centre. The successful candidate will be expected to publish in leading high quality journals, pursue external research funding opportunities, attract and supervise research students and contribute towards the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
The successful applicant will have an established international research profile in relevant areas such as food security, food in society, consumer behaviour, food systems, food policy or food marketing.
The post is available from 1 September 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter..
Full job description

Closing date: 5 July 2010
Further details about the Centre are available on our website
Informal enquiries concerning this position and the Centre can be made to the Director, Guy Garrod email +44 191 222 7552.


ESRC CASE PhDStudentship

Changing and Adapting to Animal Health Risks in Wales: Social Impacts of the Eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis Cardiff University; School of City and Regional Planning

Applications are invited for a 3 year fully funded PhD studentship starting in October 2010. The studentship is funded by the ESRC and the Welsh Assembly Government. The scholarship will cover the cost of academic fees; provide a £15,290 basic maintenance grant from the ESRC plus a further 2000 per annum from the Welsh Assembly Government.

About the project
Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is a serious animal health disease. In many parts of England and Wales it is out of control leaving many farmers learning to live with disease&. This has had serious consequences for the well-being of farmers and vets, and affected the attempts to develop new ways of managing the disease. In 2008, the Welsh Assembly Government announced an eradication strategy which included a range of voluntary and compulsory biosecurity measures, as well as a controversial badger cull in an area of high bTB incidence.

The aim of this research is to examine the effect of these policies upon biosecurity practices and the well-being of farmers in Wales. In particular, the research will examine:

1. the health and well-being impacts of living with and without bovine tuberculosis;
2. how agricultural disease prevention practices are developed in response to bovine Tuberculosis.
3. how networks of support and co-operation develop to help farmers deal with the demands of living with bovine Tuberculosis .

The intention is to use an in-depth ethnographic approach focussing on farming communities in an area of Wales currently with high levels of bovine Tuberculosis.

Academic requirements
Applicants should have a first or upper second class UK
honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the
UK in an appropriate area of study. The studentship is for
students wishing to undertake a postgraduate degree by
research who have already completed appropriate research
training. Applicants must be UK or EU nationals.

How to Apply
Applications should consist of a CV (with 2 academic referees) and covering letter and sent to Dr Gareth Enticott by 11th June at 5pm. A pplicants are also advised to contact Dr Gareth Enticott to discuss their application in the first instance. Interviews will be held: w/c 21st June 2010
Dr Gareth Enticott:, Tel: 029
2087 6243
School of City and Regional Planning
Glamorgan Building
Cardiff University
CF10 3WA