Partner 13: University of Gloucestershire
Established in 1988, the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) is part of the University of Gloucestershire. The CCRI is one of the leading specialist rural research centres in the UK. It has expertise in all aspects of research in policy and planning for the countryside, agriculture and environment, rural development and rural economy and society, with research staff including geographers, sociologists, economists, spatial planners, policy analysts, and environmental scientists. All work is ethically assured and formal systems are in place to enable monitoring and control of progress, finance and quality. CCRI has successfully managed large consortium projects for UK and EU public sector sponsors in recent years.
Role in the project
CCRI is partner in the project and will be WP leader for Dissemination and Communication (WP8) and contribute to WP 7 on policies and global health and WP1 with the stakeholder
workshops. CCRI will provide expertise in engaging and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders (research, regulators, advice, policy, farming) and ensuring the outputs of SPRINT are widely disseminated and exploited.
|Dr. Mills is a Reader in Agri-environment behaviours with >20 years of experience in social sciences and agriculture. She has particular expertise in farmer behaviour, agricultural knowledge systems and knowledge exchange. She is currently leading the dissemination and communication activities for SoilCare and led the RECARE dissemination and communication work package. She was also involved in the stakeholder engagement and dissemination WPs for SmartSOIL and VALERIE projects.|
|Prof. dr. Reed is a Reader in Food Citizen with expertise in the relationships between people and food and food production. He has worked > 20 years with farmers, fishers and consumers. He has a particular specialism in the use of language and communications around food products, currently he is working on
projects for the UK government and Norwegian Research Council. He has led work packages in the FP7 project SUPURBFOOD and is working on
the H2020 project ROBUST. He has previously worked on the dissemination and communication work package in RECARE.