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Professor Matt Lobley

Professor Matt Lobley is Co-Director of the CRPR at the University of Exeter.

Much of his research has focused on understanding influences on, and impacts of, farm household behaviour. This includes understanding policy influences such as CAP reform and agri-environmental schemes, as well as understanding the process of agricultural restructuring and the socio-economic implications of re-localised and organic food systems. 

One of his main areas of research expertise is in the family life-cycle and succession issues. With John Baker (Iowa State University), Matt co-directs a collaborative international project (FARMTRANSFERS) exploring farm succession and retirement in a range of different social, economic and political contexts. 

Matt is Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Management and has joined the editorial team of the Agricultural Notebook, now in its third century of production!