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Professor Julian Park


Areas of interest

Educational interests 

I have a broad range of interests associated with enhancing the student experience relating in particular to the use of technology in education, improving assessment and feedback and enhancing fieldwork experiences. I am a National Teaching Fellow [2008], a PFHEA [2013] and I am part of the Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Team who received a CATE award in 2018. I current convene the modules:

Fundamental of Business and Marketing

Research and Study Skills for MSc students

Towards Sustainability: Positive Action for a Better World

Areas of research interest

My research interests fall in two broad areas: improving the sustainability of agricultural systems and enhancing the student learning experience.

Recent and current projects include:

  • Reducing Food Loss in Primary Production [EU funded]
  • Optimising agri voltaics across European farms [EU funded]
  • Evaluating the potential of Urban Farming Systems [Food Systems funded]
  • Encouraging the uptake of mobile technologies in fieldwork
  • Financial and environmental sustainability of Mediterranean farms
  • Educating for enhanced technology adoption, EU funded
  • Enhancing the Circular Food Economy, EU funded
  • Personalised public services in support of the implementation of the CAP, EU funded
  • Assessing the environmental and economic impacts of GM crops in Europe, EU funded
  • Developing environmental indicators in sustainable farming, KTP funded
  • The use of video to provide quality, timely feedback to students

Postgraduate supervision

As an experienced PhD supervisor I welcome applications from doctoral students in all aspects of agricultural sustainability, the process of change to more sustainable systems and the use of technology in farming systems.

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chair of ICA-EDU: Education Committee of the European Association of Life Sciences Universities


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