Contact Professor David Rose
Areas of expertise
- Agrifood Systems
- Digital Agriculture
- Environmental Policy
- Sustainable Land Systems
David leads the Change in Agriculture Group, which is split between Cranfield (joined May 2022) and Reading for the time being. The group works on aspects of farm extension - engaging, listening, and responding to farmer and other stakeholder views about changes in policy, innovation, or technology. We are interested in how changes in agriculture affect people, production, and the planet with a particular focus on mental health, farmer learning, governance, just transitions, animal welfare, behaviour change, and responsible innovation.
David received his Bachelors (first-class) in Geography from the University of Cambridge, followed by a Masters in Geographical Research and a PhD (Geography) from the same university. He was Director of Studies in Geography at Gonville and Caius College (2015-17). After short post-docs at Cambridge and UCL, he took a Lectureship position in Human Geography at the UEA until 2019. He then was the Elizabeth Creak Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension at Reading until May 2022. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a former co-Director of the Centre for Effective Innovation in Agriculture.
Interested in supporting PhD and post-doc research on social science projects related to changes in agriculture (policy, innovation, technology), including, but not limited to:
- Farming mental health
- Extension, including adoption and behaviour change
- Responsible innovation and sustainable transitions
- Policy co-design or evidence-informed policy-making
The webpage will soon move to a Cranfield hosted page, but all academic and PhD projects, past and present, can be found here https://research.reading.ac.uk/change-in-agriculture/academic-project/
- Natural England
- Department of Agriculture (Ireland)
- Innovate UK
- British Academy/Leverhulme
- Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
- UN (FAO)
- BKT Tyres
Articles In Journals
- Rose DC & Bhattacharya M (2023) Adoption of autonomous robots in the soft fruit sector: grower perspectives in the UK, Smart Agricultural Technology, 3 (February) Article No. 100118.
- Ingram J et al (2022) What are the priority research questions for digital agriculture?, Land Use Policy, 114 (March) Article No. 105962.
- Ehlers MH, Finger R, El Benni N, Gocht A, Sørensen CA, Gusset M, Pfeifer C, Poppe K, Regan Á, Rose DC, Wolfert S & Huber R (2022) Scenarios for European agricultural policymaking in the era of digitalisation, Agricultural Systems, 196 (February) Article No. 103318.
- Barrett H. & Rose D.C. (2022) Perceptions of the fourth agricultural revolution: what’s in, what’s out, and what consequences are anticipated?, Sociologia Ruralis, 62 (2) 162-189.
- de Boon A, Sandström C & Rose DC (2022) Perceived legitimacy of agricultural transitions and implications for governance. Lessons learned from England's post-Brexit agricultural transition, Land Use Policy, 116 (May) Article No. 106067.
- de Boon A, Sandström C & Rose DC (2022) Governing agricultural innovation: A comprehensive framework to underpin sustainable transitions, Journal of Rural Studies, 89 407-422.
- Hurley P, Lyon J, Hall J, Little R, Tsouvalis J, White V & Rose DC (2022) Co-designing the environmental land management scheme in England: The why, who and how of engaging ‘harder to reach’ stakeholders, People and Nature, Available online 29 March 2022.
- Schillings J, Bennett R & Rose DC (2021) Exploring the potential role of Precision Livestock Farming technologies to help address farm animal welfare, Frontiers in Animal Science, 2 Article No. 639678.
- Schillings J, Bennett R & Rose DC (2021) Animal welfare and other ethical implications of precision livestock technology, CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2 Article No. 17.
- Chivers CA, Bliss K, de Boon A, Lishman L, Schillings J, Smith R & Rose DC (2021) Videos and podcasts for delivering agricultural extension: achieving credibility, relevance, legitimacy and accessibility, Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, Available online 07 November 2021.
- Manzoor SA, Griffiths G, Rose DC & Lukac M (2021) The return of wooded landscapes in Wales: An exploration of possible post-brexit futures, Land, 10 (1) Article No. 59.
- Jucker T et al (2021) Steps to diversify priority-setting research in conservation: reflections on de Gracia 2021, Conservation Biology, 35 (4) 1324-1326.
- Rose DC, Lyon J, de Boon A, Hanheide M & Pearson S (2021) Responsible development of autonomous robotics in agriculture, Nature Food, 2 (5) 306-309.
- Vigani M, Urquhart J, Black JE, Berry R, Dwyer J & Rose DC (2021) Post-Brexit Policies for a Resilient Arable Farming Sector in England Politiques d'après Brexit pour un secteur des grandes cultures résilient en Angleterre Post-Brexit-Strategien für einen widerstandsfähigen Ackerbausektor in England, EuroChoices, 20 (1) 55-61.
- Lowenberg‐DeBoer J, Behrendt K, Ehlers MH, Dillon C, Gabriel A, Huang IY, Kumwenda I, Mark T, Meyer‐Aurich A, Milics G, Olagunju KO, Pedersen SM, Shockley J & Rose D (2021) Lessons to be learned in adoption of autonomous equipment for field crops, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy , Available online 13 July 2021 (2).
- Rose DC, Wheeler R, Winter M, Lobley M & Chivers CA (2021) Agriculture 4.0: Making it work for people, production, and the planet, Land Use Policy, 100 (January) Article No. 104933.
- Rose DC, Kenny C, Hobbs A & Tyler C (2020) Improving the use of evidence in legislatures: The case of the UK Parliament, Evidence and Policy, 16 (4) 619-638.
- Klerkx L & Rose D (2020) Dealing with the game-changing technologies of Agriculture 4.0: How do we manage diversity and responsibility in food system transition pathways?, Global Food Security, 24 (March) Article No. 100347.
- Dicks LV et al (2019) What agricultural practices are most likely to deliver “sustainable intensification” in the UK?, Food and Energy Security, 8 (1) Article No. e00148.
- Rose DC, Morris C, Lobley M, Winter M, Sutherland WJ & Dicks LV (2018) Exploring the spatialities of technological and user re-scripting: The case of decision support tools in UK agriculture, Geoforum , 89 11-18.
- Rose DC & Chilvers J (2018) Agriculture 4.0: Broadening responsible innovation in an era of smart farming, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 2 Article No. 87.
- Rose DC, Parker C, Fodery J, Park C, Sutherland WJ & Dicks LV. (2017) Involving stakeholders in agricultural decision support systems: improving user-centred design, International Journal of Agricultural Management, 6 (3-4) 80-89.
- Rose DC, Sutherland WJ, Parker C, Lobley M, Winter M, Morris C, Twining S, Ffoulkes C, Amano T & Dicks LV (2016) Decision support tools for agriculture: Towards effective design and delivery, Agricultural Systems, 149 165-174.