Jim works part time in the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, sharing the leadership of the Farming Transition work with Emily Linton. Jim comes to the Commission having completed a PhD in Environmental Humanities at Cardiff University and the University of Bristol. This research examined the changing understanding and use of soils over the last two-hundred years. He is based in Bristol and spends plenty of time in his native Cornwall.
Jim also works as a researcher on Cardiff University’s Science Humanities Initiative and is a member of the Agroecology Research Network at the University of Bristol. During his PhD, Jim worked with the Soil Association, writing a piece for their 75th anniversary on our changing attitudes to soil.