Andrew Barnes

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Head of Rural Resource Economics
Scotland’s Rural College

Since obtaining my PhD from Glasgow University in 2001 on the economics of agricultural research systems, I have worked on a range of agricultural economic based policy analyses.  Since 2001, I have been a junior then senior agricultural economist, conducting research for a variety of agencies on the various aspects of agricultural policy analysis.  In 2011, I became a Reader in Innovation and Behavioural Change, in recognition of my work examining farmer and supply chain barriers for uptake of technologies.  I was awarded a personal chair in Rural Resource Economics in 2017.