Enjoyed an academic career of over 40 years and has made significant contributions to the study of comparative public policy, particularly agricultural policy. In the past decade Wyn has been engaged in interdisciplinary work on agricultural topics with animal and plant scientists.
A BA in Politics from Leicester University, an MSc in Politics from Strathclyde and a PhD from Exeter University, Wyn has worked at the University of Warwick since 1971, and specialised on agricultural policy since the 1970s.
Served as Head of Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick from 1990 to 1997, Wyn has been extensively involved in the Research Councils’ Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme as principal investigator for a project on biological alternatives to chemical pesticides and deputy principal investigator for a project on the Governance of Livestock Diseases (GoLD).
Throughout 2000 – 2010, Wyn undertook extensive work with the Political Studies Association and International Political Science Association. Elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in February 2011, Wyn was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award in Political Studies by the Political Studies Association in 2010, and a special International Award in 2011.
Broad media experience on television (BBC, Channel 4, Sky), radio (Radio 4, Radio 5, PBS United States, local radio stations) and in print media as a commentator on agricultural policy.