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Can resistant infections be perceptible in UK dairy farming? (2019)
Journal Article
Morris, C., Helliwell, R., & Raman, S. (2019). Can resistant infections be perceptible in UK dairy farming?. Palgrave Communications, 5, doi:10.1057/s41599-019-02

This paper interrogates the claim that antimicrobial resistant infections are rarely encountered in animal agriculture. This has been widely reiterated by a range of academic, policy and industry stakeholders in the UK. Further support comes from the... Read More

Where did the marginal land go?: farmers perspectives on marginal land and its implications for adoption of dedicated energy crops (2018)
Journal Article
Helliwell, R. (2018). Where did the marginal land go?: farmers perspectives on marginal land and its implications for adoption of dedicated energy crops. Energy Policy, 117, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.011. ISSN 0301-4215

Dedicated energy crops such as miscanthus and short rotation coppice willow were expected by UK policy and academic modelling to be deployed across large swaths of UK marginal lands in response to farm and market level incentives, delivering on bioen... Read More

Practicing stewardship: EU biofuels policy and certification in the UK and Guatemala (2016)
Journal Article
Helliwell, R., & Tomei, J. (2017). Practicing stewardship: EU biofuels policy and certification in the UK and Guatemala. Agriculture and Human Values, 34(2), doi:10.1007/s10460-016-9737-9. ISSN 0889-048X

Biofuels have transitioned from a technology expected to deliver numerous benefits to a highly contested socio-technical solution. Initial hopes about their potential to mitigate climate change and to deliver energy security benefits and rural develo... Read More

How should land be used?: bioenergy and responsible innovation in agricultural systems (2016)
Book Chapter
Mohr, A., Shortall, O., Helliwell, R., & Raman, S. (2016). How should land be used?: bioenergy and responsible innovation in agricultural systems. In G. Squire, I. Gordon, & H. Prins (Eds.), Food Production and Nature Conservation: Conflicts and SolutionsEarthscan (Routledge)

Bioenergy has been proposed as both a problem and a solution for land use conflicts arising at the nexus between food security and environmental conservation. But such assessments need to be considered in light of differences in the way people value... Read More

Framing the agricultural use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in UK national newspapers and the farming press (2016)
Journal Article
Morris, C., Helliwell, R., & Raman, S. (2016). Framing the agricultural use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in UK national newspapers and the farming press. Journal of Rural Studies, 45, doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.03.003. ISSN 0743-0167

Despite links to animal disease governance, food and biosecurity, rural studies has neglected consideration of how actors make sense of the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture and the implications for animal and human health. As antimicrobial re... Read More