Andrew Farmer

Director of Research and Head of Industry, Waste and Water Programme

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 2673

Specialist Subjects:

water, pollution control and effects of pollution, marine, enlargement


Andrew is a biologist by training and specialises in EU legislation in relation to water and air pollution, and pollution control policies more widely, including the operation of inspectorates. He has extensive experience of issues arising from EU enlargement, particularly administrative capacity building in candidate and neighbourhood countries. Andrew also has interest in strategic policy issues such as smart regulation. He is the editor of IEEP’s Manual of EU Environmental Policy. Before joining IEEP in 1997, Andrew worked for English Nature as its atmospheric pollution specialist and sustainable development co-ordinator; prior to that he undertook post-doctoral research at Imperial College and at the Universities of Wisconsin and Florida, USA. He has a degree from Oxford University in natural sciences and a PhD in ecology from St Andrews University.

IEEP Publications & Articles by Andrew FarmerDate