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Professor Tom MacMillan

Elizabeth Creak Chair in Rural Policy and Strategy

Tom focuses on informing national and international policy relating to the land-based sector, the environment and food. He specialises in farmer-centred innovation, and food and farming policy.

Tom is Deputy Director of The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE), Director of Research for the Food, Farming & Countryside Commission (FFCC), and was the Policy Advisor to Henry Dimbleby for the recent National Food Strategy (read more).

He has worked in farm-centred innovation for over a decade, and previously as Director of Innovation at the Soil Association, he founded the Innovative Farmers programme (read more).