Jonathan Mosedale

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Member of  Dr Ilya Maclean's research group.

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This project is supported by European Social Fund investment.

Dr Jonathan Mosedale

Associate Research Fellow


Having previously completed research on how oak wood influences the maturation of wines and spirits, I am currently looking at the potential implications of climate change for the Cornish wine industry.  I have worked as a Statistician and Senior Policy Adviser within the Department for Transport, working on science and technology policies to improve transport security and information management. A minister in the Church of England, I am also interested  in the relationship between science, culture and religion, particularly how it shapes the way we value and perceive the natural world.

I am also a member of the Biosciences department in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Research publication titles


Research interests

  • Oenology and viticulture 
  • Temperate, broadleaf forest management and conservation 
  • Science and technology in policy making 
  • Relationship between science, culture and religion and how this shapes the way we perceive and value the natural world.

Current projects

  •  Prospects for Cornish Wine in a warmer world


1989 BSc in Biology (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London)
MSc in Biological Computation (University of York)
DPhil in Oak properties influencing the maturation of whisky (University of Oxford)
BA in Theology (Faculté de théologie protestante de Montpellier)


2005-07 Policy Adviser & Head of Technology Strategy Branch, Department for Transport
2003-05 Faststream Statistician, Department for Transport
2000-01 Associate Lecturer, Institut de theologie protestante de Montpellier
1996-99 Postdoctoral Researcher, INRA Montpellier
1995 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

Contact details

Building Environment and Sustainability Institute
Room 1.03
Address University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Cornwall TR10 9FE