Meet the Agricultural & Food Economics Team

Area of Expertise:

AFBI economists provide an evidence base that informs policymakers, NGOs and industry decision makers in the agri-food and rural resource use sectors. We have an established reputation for providing high quality research and knowledge transfer that is recognised regionally, nationally and internationally.


Name Position Main research interests Contact 

Prof John Davis

Director of Economics

Agri-Food Policy Analysis; Communicating Economic Research Findings and Ideas
Dr Claire Jack

Principal Agricultural Economist 

Economics of Farm Households, Education; Rural  Development

Dr Diane Burgess

Principal Agricultural Economist

Dr Ziping Wu

Principal Agricultural Economist

Dr Aurelia Samuel

Senior Agricultural Economist


Consultancy, applied economist, data analyst

Dr Erin Sherry

Principal Agricultural Economist

Rural development policy; Climate change and the food system; Regional economic development and employment; Integrated natural and economic systems

Dr Adewale Adenuga

Senior Agricultural Economist

Economics of Farm Households;                Policy Impact Assessment; Environmental Economics; Production Economics; Farm Management; Development Economics

Dr Austen Ashfield

Agricultural Economist

Farm level policy evaluation, bio economic modelling

Mr Conall Mullan

Agricultural Economist

Micro-econometrics, modelling

Dr Elias Mulugeta

Agricultural Economist

Environmental Economics

Mr Kehinde Olagunju

Agricultural Economist

Rural Development, Agricultural Policy Analysis, Agricultural Development Economics and Quantitative methods.

Dr Simone Angioloni

Agricultural Economist

Econometrics, agricultural economics, development economics, spatial economics, education economics