Gianluca Brunori is a full Professor of Food Policy and a researcher with 30+ years of experience in research projects at international, EU, national, regional and local levels. His research focusses on sustainable rural development and the sustainability of food systems, as well as the related innovation processes. By now, his work has resulted in 90+ scientific publications, 15+ book chapters, several books and other academic contributions.
In the last 20 years, He has been involved in nearly 20 EU-funded research projects and coordinated two of them – TRUC (Transforming Rural Communication) and GLAMUR (Global and Local food Chain Assessment: a multidimensional performance-based approach). Now, he is the coordinator of the new EU-funded project ‘DESIRA – Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas’ with a multi-disciplinary consortium of 28 partners across 16 EU countries.
Apart from his research work, he coordinates a bachelor’s programme in Viticulture and Enology and supervises Master’s and PhD students in the fields of food sociology, food policy, rural and regional development. Since 2009, he has also been an expert for the European Commission in agricultural research policies. He has recently taken on a new role as the editor in chief of the journal ‘Agricultural and Food Economics’.