Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Sustainable Food Systems

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Elizabeth is a Senior Lecturer in Business Management, based at the Hawkshead campus, with special interests in veterinary business management, food supply chain systems, food business management and theories of adult learning.

Upon completing agribusiness marketing under-graduate studies at Curtin University in Western Australia, Elizabeth spent time working in various aspects of the Australian grain industry: operations, human resource management and biotechnology. During this time, she was studying for an MBA degree. Elizabeth then went back to full-time PhD study to examine the behavioural determinants of farmers and their attitudes to using forward contracts for selling wool. This qualification led to a lectureship at Newcastle University (UK) where Elizabeth lectured in agribusiness management, food marketing and supply chain systems while supervising PhD students and participating in various agribusiness and adult learning-related research projects (gaining the award as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy). Elizabeth was also the degree programme director of the BSc Agribusiness Management (Hons) degree at Newcastle University for four years. Elizabeth joined the RVC as a Lecturer in Business in February, 2014, and teaches on all under-graduate degree programmes offered by the College. She is also the Course Director of the College's Professional Doctorate degrees.

Areas of Elizabeth's research interests and experience (past and present) include: Networking in Animal Health Economics Education Competitiveness in the European Agri-food Industry Food retailing in under-developed countries Supply chain relationships in the garment industry Costs and connectivity in the international maritime industry

Armitage-Chan, E. & Jackson, E.L. (accepted for publication), 'Improving student engagement in veterinary business studies', Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

Gibson, T. & Jackson, E.L. (accepted for publication), ‘The economics of animal welfare’, OIE Scientific and Technical Review.

Jackson, E.L. & Adamson, D. (accepted for publication), ‘The live sheep export supply chain: When operational and societal complexities collide’, International Journal of Business and Systems Research.

Jackson, E.L. & Armitage-Chan, E. (accepted for publication), ‘The challenges and issues of undergraduate student retention and attainment in UK veterinary medical education’, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

Jackson, E.L. 2016, ‘Making evidence-based management decisions in practice’, Companion Animal, 21(10): 582-585, DOI: 10.12968/coan.2016.21.10.582

Jackson, E.L. & Gibson, T. 2016, ‘The economics of animal health and welfare’, International Animal Health Journal, 3(2): 14-18.

Calatayud, A., Palacin, R., Mangan, J., Jackson, E. and Ruiz-Rua, A., 2016, Understanding connectivity to international markets: A systematic review. Transport Reviews, 36(6): 713-736, DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2016.1157836

Hauser, S. & Jackson, E.L. 2016, ‘Non-Clinical Benefits of Evidence - Based Veterinary Medicine’, Veterinary Evidence, 1(3). Available from: DOI:

Jackson, E.L. & Hauser, S. 2016, ‘The evidence base for developing a veterinary business management curriculum’, Veterinary Evidence, 1(2). Available from: DOI:

Jackson, E.L., Waret-Szkuta, A., Raboisson, D., Niemi, J., Aragrande, M., Gethmann, J., Babo Martins, S., Höreth-Böntgen, D., Sans, P., Stärk, K.D., Häsler, B., Rushton, J. 2016, ‘Europe Needs Consistent Teaching of the Economics of Animal Health’, Eurochoices. 15(2): 42-49, DOI: 10.1111/1746-692X.12098.

Jackson, E.L. & Armitage-Chan, E.A. 2015, Retention and Attainment in Under-graduate Veterinary Medical Education, Higher Education Academy, Available:

Henry, C. & Jackson, E.L. 2015, ‘Women’s entrepreneurship and the future of the veterinary profession’, e-Organisations and People, 22(3): 34-42.

Suleiman, A., Jackson, E.L. & Rushton, J. 2015, ‘Challenges of pastoral cattle production in a sub-humid zone of Nigeria’, Tropical Animal Health & Production, 47(6): 1177-1185, doi:10.1007/s11250-015-0845-0

Angell, R., Gorton, M., Dries, L., Urutyan, V., Jackson, E., White, J. 2015, Power, buyer trustworthiness and supplier performance: evidence from the Armenian dairy sector. International Marketing Management, 50(1): 69-77. doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2015.05.024

Jackson, E.L., Rushton, J. & Häsler, B. 2014, ‘Economics of animal health’, International Animal Health Journal, 1(1): 22-24.

Karamperidis, S., Mangan, J. & Jackson, E.L. 2013, ‘The use of indices in the maritime transport sector’, Maritime Policy & Management, 40(4): 339-350.

Sehib, K., Jackson, E.L. & Gorton, M. 2013, ‘Gender, social acceptability and the adoption of supermarkets: evidence from Libya’, International Journal of Consumer Studies,37(4): 379-386.

Jackson, E.L., Robson, S. & Huddart T. 2012, ‘Staff and student perceptions of internationalisation’, Occasional Papers in Education and Lifelong Learning, 6(1-2): 32-51.

Jackson, E.L. & Huddart, T. 2011, ‘Creating new learning experiences from home students’ interpretations of internationalization’, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 4(21): 261-280.

Jackson, E.L. & Huddart, T. 2010, ‘Curriculum Design Based on Home Students' Interpretations of Internationalisation’, Annual Review of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, 7: 80-112. Available from:   

Jackson E.L., Quaddus M., Islam N., & Stanton J. 2009, ‘Sociological factors affecting agricultural price risk management in Australia’, Rural Sociology, 74(4): 546-572.

Jackson, E.L., Quaddus, M., Islam, N. & Stanton, J. 2007, ‘Wool industry stakeholder opinions on the pros and cons of forward contract’, International Journal of Sheep and Wool Science, 55(1): 34-47.  Available from:

Jackson, E.L., Quaddus, M., Islam, N. & Stanton, J. 2007, ‘Evaluating producers’ perspectives on selling raw wool : A field study of behavioural factors and variables’, Journal of Farm Management, 12(11): 679-707.

Jackson, E.L., Quaddus, M., Islam, N. & Stanton, J. 2006, Hybrid vigour of behavioural theories in the agribusiness research domain.  Is it possible?’, Journal of International Farm Management, 3(3), Available from:

Seymour, M., Siddique, K. H. M., Brandon, N., Martin, L. & Jackson, E. 2002, ‘The influence of seeding rate on the growth and yield of vetch (Vicia spp.)’, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 42(8): 1043-1051.

Elizabeth is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has experience teaching at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Her main areas of teaching include: agribusiness management, research methods and design, food marketing, economics and supply chain systems. Present teaching responsibilities include teaching on the BVetMed, Veterinary Nursing, BSc Bioveterinary Science, Professional Doctorate and ILHP degree programmes.

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Elizabeth is the Chair for the RCVS EBVM 'Business' Knowledge Group and is on the committee of the Logistics Research Netowrk (part of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport). She is also on the editorial boards of International Journal of Business and Systems Research, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications and Veterinary Evidence.

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