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).
Lacoste, M., Cook, S., McNee, M. et al. On-Farm Experimentation to transform global agriculture. Nat Food 3, 11–18 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00424-4
MacMillan, T., Benton, T. Agriculture: Engage farmers in research. Nature 509, 25–27 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/509025a