Research Officer

Richard Freeman is a Research Officer for the European Commission’s ‘Fisheries Area Network’ FARNET where recent work has focused on the role of women in EU fisheries and aquaculture communities, and the comparative analysis of the development of Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) areas; he is the teams country coordinator for Sweden and Finland.

Richard is also a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University. The PhD is titled ‘Short food supply chains and producer-consumer reconnection: Achieving sustainable territorial development in the fisheries sector’ and is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

He has research interests in the sustainable development of fisheries areas, supply chain management, food marketing and consumer behaviours, and is part of the UK team on the Horizon 2020 Strenth2Food project at the Newcastle University Business School. Between 2009 and 2017 he worked as a marketer for several organisations in the arts sector. Richard is a certified member of the Market Research Society.