Relevant publications

  • Fielke, S.Bronson, K.Carolan, M.Higgins, V.Jakku, E.Klerkx, L.Nettle, R.Regan, A.Rose, D.Townsend, L. and Wolf, S. (2022) A call to expand disciplinary boundaries so that social scientific imagination and practice are central to quests for ‘responsible’ digital agri-food innovation. Sociologia Ruralis. Full text (open access).
  • de Boon, A., Sandström, C., and Rose, D. C. (2022). Perceived legitimacy of agricultural transitions and implications for governance. Lessons learned from England’s post-Brexit agricultural transition. Land Use Policy, 116, 106067. Open for 50 days from 04/03/22.
  • Hurley, P.Lyon, J.Hall, J.Little, R.Tsouvalis, J.White, V. and Rose, D. (2022) Co-designing the environmental land management scheme in England: the why, who, and how of engaging ‘harder to reach’ stakeholders. People and Nature. Full text (open access).
  • Ayris, K., Bhattacharya, M., Rose, D. C. (non-academic workshop note). Barriers to adoption of autonomous robots in the soft fruit sector. Workshop note.
  • Ingram, J. et al. de Boon, A., et al., Schillings, J., Rose, D. C. et al. (2022) What are the priority research questions for digital agriculture?. Land Use Policy. Full text (open access).
  • Rose, D. C., Shortland, F. (2022). COVID fallout hit farmers hard – they need better mental health support. The Conversation. Full text (open access).
  • Hurley, P., Rose, D. C., Shortland F., et al. Farmers’ mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic. Policy brief.
  • Ehlers, M-H., et al., D. C. Rose., Wolfert, S., Huber, R. (2022). Scenarios for European agricultural policymaking in the era of digitalisation. Agricultural Systems. Full text (open access).


  • Chivers, C-A., Bliss, K., de Boon, A., Lishman, L., Smith, R., Rose, D. C. (2021). Videos and podcasts for delivering agricultural extension: achieving credibility, relevance, legitimacy, and accessibility. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. Full text (open access)
  • Rose, D. C., Bhattacharya, M., de Boon, A., Dhulipala, R., Price, C., Schillings, J. (in press). The fourth agricultural revolution: past, present, and future. Book Chapter. TBC.
  • de Boon, A., Sandström, C., Rose, D. C. (2021). Governing agricultural innovation: A comprehensive framework to underpin sustainable transitions. Journal of Rural Studies. Full text. 
  • Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. et al., Rose, D. C. (2021). Lessons to be learned in adoption of autonomous equipment for field crops. Applied Economic Perspectives and PolicyFull text (open access).
  • White, V. Hurley, P., Hall, J., Lyon, J., Tsouvalis, J., Rose, D. C., Little, R. (2021). Engaging ‘harder-to-reach’ farmers: the roles and needs of skilled intermediaries. Full text (open access).
  • Rose, D. C., Hanheide, M., and Pearson, S. (2021). Robot farmers could improve jobs and fight climate change – if they’re developed responsibly. The Conversation. Full text (open access)
  • Rose, D. C., and Klerkx, L. (2021). ‘Game-changing’ technologies of agriculture 4.0: promises, alternatives, and responsible innovation. EURSAFE Newsletter.
  • Rose, D. C., Lyon, J., de Boon, A., Hanheide, M. Pearson, S. (2021). Responsible development of autonomous robots in agriculture. Nature Food. Full text (open to view link)
  • Rose, D. C., Price, C. (2021). Perceptions of agricultural technology in the UK: opportunities, risks, and the role of government. Internal report for BEIS.
  • Rose, D. C., Smith, R. (2021). Behavioural change interventions for the eradication or control of animal diseases on farm. Internal report for DEFRA.
  • Schillings, J., Bennett, R., Rose, D. C. (2021). Animal welfare and other ethical implications of precision livestock technology. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. Full text (Open Access)
  • Schillings, J., Bennett, R., Rose, D. C. (2021). Exploring the potential role of Precision Livestock Farming technologies to help address farm animal welfare. Frontiers in Animal Science. Full text (Open Access)
  • Rose, D. C., de Boon, A., Schillings, J., Smith, R., Chivers, C., Lishman, L., Bliss, K. (2021). Videos and podcasts as potential approaches for knowledge exchange with farmers. Final_report
  • Manzoor, S. A., Griffiths, G., Rose, D. C., Lukac, M. (2021). The return of wooded landscapes in Wales: an exploration of possible post-Brexit future. Land, 10(1), 59.

  • Barrett, H. and Rose, D. C. (2020) Perceptions of the fourth agricultural revolution: what’s in, what’s out, and what consequences are anticipated?. Sociologia Ruralis. Full text (Open Access)
  • Rose, D. C. and Chivers, C. (2020). The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?, The Conversation. Full article.
  • Rose, D. C., Wheeler, R., Winter, M., Lobley, M., Chivers, C-A. (2020). Agriculture 4.0: making it work for people, production, and the planet. Land Use Policy. Open Access (Until 13/09/20)
  • Klerkx, L., and Rose, D. C. (2020). Dealing with the game-changing technologies of Agriculture 4.0: how do we manage diversity and responsibility in food system transition pathways?, Global Food Security. Full text (Open Access)
  • Vigani, M., Urquhart, J., Black, J. E., Berry, R., Dwyer, J., and Rose, D. C. (2020). Post-Brexit policies for a resilient arable farming sector in England. Eurochoices. Full text (open access)


  • Rose, D. C., Sutherland, W. J., et al., Dicks, L. V. (2019). Integrated farm management for sustainable agriculture: lessons for knowledge exchange and policy, Land Use Policy. Full text (Open Access)
  • Dicks, L. V., Rose, D. C., Ang, F., Aston, S., Birch, A. N. E., et al. (2019). What agricultural practices are most likely to deliver ‘sustainable intensification’ in the UK?, Food and Energy Security. Full text (Open Access)
  • Rose, D. C. (2019). Making an impact on Parliament: Advice for the Agricultural Community. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 8(2), 41-44.


  • Rose, D. C., Chilvers, J. (2018). Agriculture 4.0: Broadening responsible innovation in an era of smart farming, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. Full text (Open Access)
  • Rose, D. C., Keating, C., Vrain, E., and Morris, C. (2018). Beyond individuals: Toward a more “distributed” approach to farmer decision-making behaviour, Food and Energy Security. Full text (Open Access)
  • Rose, D. C., Keating, C., and Morris, C. (2018) Understand how to influence farmers’ decision-making behaviour. Report to the AHDB. Full text (open access)
  • Rose, D. C., Parker, C., Fodey, J., Park, C., Sutherland, W. J., and Dicks, L. V. (2018). Involving stakeholders in agricultural decision support systems: improving user-centred design, International Journal of Agricultural Management 6 (3-4): 80-89. Full text (Open Access) Key Figure
  • Rose, D. C., Morris, C., Lobley, M., Winter, M., Sutherland, W. J., and Dicks, L. V. (2018). Exploring the spatialities of technological and user re-scripting: The case of decision support tools in UK agriculture, Geoforum 89 pp. 11-18. Full Text (Open access)


  • Rose, D. C., Bruce, T. A. J. (2017) Finding the right connection – what makes a successful decision support system?, Food and Energy Security. Full Text (Open access)


  • Rose, D. C., Sutherland, W. J., Parker, C., Lobley, M., Winter, M., Morris, C., Twining, S., Ffoulkes, C., Amano, T., Dicks, L. V. (2016) Decision support tools for agriculture: Towards effective design and delivery, Agricultural Systems 149 pp. 165-174. Full Text (Open access)