Current research projects

The CCRI is currently working on the following projects funded by the EU research programmes, UK Government and others.

Rural housing

Rural Housing Enabler Programme Evaluation

This evaluation of the Rural Housing Enabler Programme will incorporate both quantitative and qualitative data to provide a holistic view of the outcomes, value for money, and process.
Fishing Village

UK Commercial Fishing Social Survey Pilot

This project is an extension of previous Fisher Social Survey work undertaken by the team, leveraging the insights and methodologies established in the previous stages. The focus of this phase is to conduct two pilot survey rounds to gather data on the fishing industry and its stakeholders.
Welsh Countryside Scene

Rural Wales Local Policy and Innovation Partnership

This three-year programme will focus on the challenges of building a regenerative economy, supporting the net zero transition, enhancing health, wellbeing and access to services, and empowering communities and culture, including Welsh language revitalisation.

Land Use for Net Zero (LUNZ) Hub

The CCRI is a member of a groundbreaking consortium awarded a £6.5 million grant by the Government to look at how changes to land use will help achieve net zero in the UK by 2050.
A group of people sat in a circle eating, in a forest setting

CCRI Forest School Research

CCRI researchers Demelza Jones and Alice Goodenough have launched a new project in conjunction with fellow University researcher Clare Harris.
Cows on Dartmoor

Dartmoor Test & Trials

This research proposes to test the practical development of a payment by results (PBR) scheme on common land, to better understand the barriers and opportunities to improve delivery including the necessary governance. 
Barley Field Cotswolds Spring

Farming in Protected Landscapes Evaluation 

This Defra funded project aims to evaluate the Farming in Protected Landscape programme (FiPL) in England’s 34 AONBs and 10 National Parks, in order to feed into programme design and implementation throughout the funded period (2021 – 2024) and inform future policy and practice.