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International Rural Network (IRN)

International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Programme (ICRPS)

The Arkleton Trust

The QUCAN Partnership

The University of Aberdeen

The University of the Highlands and Islands

Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India

The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD)

OECD and Renewable Energy


(Coming soon. Bryden, JM. NILF publications)

Some of my recent presentations
My recent presentations have focused on Rural Policy in the EU, Renewable Energy as a rural development prospect, Rural-Urban Equivalence and Human Rights, Understanding Differential Rural Economic Performance, and Rural Innovation.

Non-work dimensions of my life (brief!)
I am happily married to Dr Karen Refsgaard, have four great adult children from my first marriage, two wonderfully eccentric and energetic grand-daughters, and two great ‘bonus’ teenagers from my present marriage! I love ski touring in the long Nordic winters, and sailing in the Nordic summers, especially in the far north.  I enjoy playing piano, and hearing others sing, and play fiddle and piano as well as other instruments. I am especially a blues, folk and jazz man when it comes to music!

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  1. Now I am back from a 15 month voyage to Brazil and back via Denmark, Norway, Shetland Islands, Fair isle, Orkney Islands, Northern and Wrster Scotland, Ireland, Western England, Galicia, Western and Southern Portugal. Caranry islands, Cabo Verde islands, Fernando Da Noronha, Bahia, Jacare, Fortaleza, French Guyana, Azores, Ireland, Scotland and Denmark. You can read about this on Sailing with Svalen, and on the Facebook group sailing with svalen. I return in the midst of the Bexit crisis, the constitutional crisis caused by that, and the shenanigans around it all. Watch this space!

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