Mark Reed is Professor of Rural Entrepreneurship and Director of the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). He’s based at the Rural Policy Centre and Department of Rural Economies, Environment & Society. He is a Visiting Professor at University of Leeds, Newcastle (pending) and Birmingham City University. He is a Research Manager for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) UK Peatland Programme and a member of IUCN’s international Committee on Ecosystem Management. He is a core member of UKRI-BBSRC’s Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Strategy Advisory Panel, helping BBSRC formulate its strategy for agriculture and food security.
He graduated in 1997 and 1999 with a BSc (hons) Tropical Environmental Science and a MSc Agroforestry from the University of Aberdeen. He got his Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education in 2004 and PhD in 2005 from the University of Leeds.