Paul WardResearch & Programme Manager

Fields of Expertise: Dairy, Knowledge Exchange, Applied Research
Education: BSc (Hons) Agriculture
Experience: 40 years

BSc MSc CBiol MRSB – Paul’s current role within the Rural Business School involves manging three projects developed from the highly acclaimed Healthy Livestock, an innovative £5m initiative to improve the profitability of 10,000 livestock farmers across the South West.

These include research projects on remote sensing of dairy cattle and innovative approaches to bovine tuberculosis, along with the ‘BVD – Stamp it Out’ knowledge transfer project. He initially joined Duchy College in 2003 to manage the Grassland Challenge Project, a knowledge transfer project for Cornish grassland farmers in partnership with the Institute and Grassland & Environment Research (now Rothamsted Research North Wyke) and the Cornish Grassland Societies.

He has managed a variety of projects including animal health, nutrient management, food chain linkages and the effects and mitigation of climate change on agriculture. He is also involved with teaching on degree-level courses in livestock and rural business leading on the development of a BSc (Hons) Agriculture. His role also includes development of research facilities at the

College farm, editorship of the Rural Business School Newsletter and he also works with industry partners and funding agencies to develop new projects to benefit rural businesses across the south west. He has over twenty-five years’ experience of working in training, research and management of livestock projects in developing countries (Egypt, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, and Sudan), in addition to his work in the UK.