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Dr Stephen Thornhill

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Stephen Thornhill

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O'Rahilly Building

O'Rahilly Building
Department of Food Business and International Development
UCC

021 490 3348 s.thornhill@ucc.ie

Biography

Stephen has a PhD in International Development and Agricultural Econmics, an MSc in Rural Development as well as a Higher Diploma in Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development and BSc in Agriculture and Economics. His research interests are the economics of agri-food markets and food policy, economics of climate change and sustainability, biofuels and bioenergy, food security, agri-food marketing information systems, sustainable and ethical agri-food standards and certification systems, agri-nutrition linkages and agri-food trade and farm support policies.

 

Research Projects

  • The development of a Biofuel socio-economic policy framework in relation to food security in the SADC International Food Policy Research Institute (Miscellaneous Non Exchequer) €140,039.00 (01-OCT-08 / 30-APR-11)
  • The development of a Biofuel socio-economic policy framework in relation to food security in the SADC International Food Policy Research Institute (Miscellaneous Non Exchequer) €140,039.00 (01-OCT-08 / 30-APR-11)
  • Better Nutrition? Developing the Evidence Base in Ethiopia and Tanzania. (Higher Education authority) €356,837.00 (01-OCT-12 / 30-JUN-18)
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Affiliations

  • member, International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (/)
  • member, Development Studies Association (/)
  • Member, International Agricultural Economics Association (/)
  • member, International Agribusiness Management Association (/)
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Modules

  • Socio-Economic Research in Development
  • Food Economics
  • Data in Development Studies
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Other Activities

  • Advisor to ACP Group and Commonwealth Secretariat on sugar and biofuels, plus Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials - Social Issues Expert group.
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Committees

  • Chairperson, Market Information Advisory Committee for UK Arable Sector (1990 / 1999)
  • Advisor to, Advisor to House of Commons Select Committee on Agriculture (1990 / 1998)
  • UK representative, European Agricultural Leaders Group (1991 / 1993)
  • Advisor to Committee, Advisor to House of Lord Select Committee on Agriculture (1990 / 1998)
  • Representative for UK Arable Industry, European Liaison Group on Agriculture (1988 / 1999)
  • Chairperson, Home-Grown Cereal Authority, Milk marketing Board and Meat and Livestock Commission Liaison Committee (1985 / 1995)
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Education

  • University of Reading , BSC (HONS), Agriculture and Economics (1984)
  • University College Cork , PhD, International Development and Agricultural Economics (2016)
  • University College Cork , HDip, Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development (2002)
  • University college Cork , MSc, Rural development (2003)
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Employment

  • Agri-food marketing intelligence, policy and development consultant, Freelance Consultant (01-JAN-00 /)
  • Director of Marketing and Economics, UK Cereal Authority (HGCA) (01-JAN-90 / 01-JAN-99)
  • Senior Economist, UK Cereal Authority (HGCA) (01-SEP-85 / 31-DEC-89)
  • AgriDiet Project Manager - Ethiopia and Tanzania, University College Cork (01-NOV-12 /)
  • Part-time Lecturer and Research Fellow, University College Cork (01-JAN-08 /)
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Teaching Interests

  • Agri-Food Economics, Agri-Food Domestic Support and Trade Policy, Agri-Food Market Information Systems, Biofuels and other Bioenergy, Food and Nutrition Security, Data for Development, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Certification Systems, Climate Change, Circular Economy, Waste Management
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Consultancy

  • See employment above :
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2016 The impact of biofuel feedstock production on food security in rural Mozambique and Tanzania
Stephen Thornhill (2016) The impact of biofuel feedstock production on food security in rural Mozambique and Tanzania. : Food Security [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2012 Agri-Food Marketing and Supply Chains
Stephen Thornhill and Debebe Habtewold (2012) Agri-Food Marketing and Supply Chains. : University College Cork [Details]
1998 Cereal and Oilseed Statistical Review
Stephen Thornhill (1998) Cereal and Oilseed Statistical Review. : HGCA [Details]
1995 EU Legislation for the UK arable sector
Stephen Thornhill (1995) EU Legislation for the UK arable sector. : HGCA [Details]
2009 Natural Resource Economics and Marketing
Nick Chisholm, Debebe Habtwold and Stephen Thornhill (2009) Natural Resource Economics and Marketing. : University College Cork [Details]

Edited Books

Year Publication
1998 Cereal and Oilseed Statistical Review
(1998) Cereal and Oilseed Statistical Review. : Stephen Thornhill : HGCA [Details]

Editorship

Year Publication
1998 Unknown type other_ed
Stephen Thornhill (1998) Unknown type other_ed. [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2011 Establishing a national agri-food marketing information system for Kazakhstan
Stephen Thornhill (2011) Establishing a national agri-food marketing information system for Kazakhstan. [Details]
2012 Screening Tool for Biofuel Operations
Stephen Thornhill, Elisa Calceterra (2012) Screening Tool for Biofuel Operations. [Details]
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