Professor of Agricultural Marketing: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Christopher Ritson is Professor of Agricultural Marketing in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was formerly Head of the University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing, and from 1992 – 2002 Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. At present, he is coordinating the consumer part of the large EU Framework Programme 6 research project on quality and safety aspects of organic and low-input food. He is also a member of the Food Standards Agency Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, with responsibility for Ethical Issues, and Chairman of the Cereals Industry Forum. He has been previously been heavily involved with many policy-making bodies and committees, including the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection, the Department of Trade, the MAFF National Food Survey Committee, the Food Advisory Committee and the Home Grown Cereals Authority.