Philip Hudson


Senior Lecturer: Food Quality and Security & Student Exchange Academic Lead.

University responsibilities 

  • Member: University curriculum review group
  • Studying for Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Additional information

  • Industry career as food analyst and lobbyist working for the National Farmers Union representing the interests of farmers and growers
  • Past member of the UK Government Task Force on Fruit and Vegetables
  • Past member of Government TB Advisory Group
  • Represented UK agriculture on various agriculture and food EU Commission committees and task forces
  • Statutory member of UK Governments Gangmasters Licensing Authority Board 2006 – 2008


Research interests

  • Implications of Brexit for agriculture and food
  • Food politics
  • Food safety and food assurance
  • UK politics and political parties policies on agriculture and food



  • Module leader: Agricultural Policy and Legislation including Brexit
  • Food waste


  • Module leader: Politics and policies of food assurance
  • Module leader: Systems for food safety management
  • Module leader: Poverty and food security




  • Review of Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme and recommendations for improvement
  • Report to the UK Competition Commission investigating the power of grocery retailers and the impact on fresh produce producers

Conference papers and presentations

  • Paper on extending the remit of the Grocery Supermarket Adjudicator to farmers and growers
  • Paper on UK dairy farm assurance to International Dairy Federation Conference
  • Paper on the red tractor assurance scheme to the Australian Poultry Producers Conference – Canberra
  • First steps and perspectives on global food and farming futures – Westminster food and nutrition forum