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Senior Management Team

Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive

Photograph of Colin Campbell Colin is Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute. As Director of Science Excellence, he was responsible for the strategic development of the excellence of the institute's scientists, facilities and resources. He has 28 years of research experience in soil microbiology/soil science applied to agri-environment issues.

He is also Director of the Institute’s Post-Graduate School which has over 120 registered students from 30 different universities from around the world, and a visiting professor at Soil and Environment Department, Swedish Agricultural Sciences University (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of Research Impact

image Bob is Director of Research Impact and is responsible for the development and delivery of the Institute’s research portfolio, associated knowledge exchange, and income generation strategies.

He has over 20 years experience in water resources management in particular the hydrological, hydrochemical and ecological consequences of environmental change; in particular land use and management, and climate change.

Beth Corcoran, Director of Finance and Company Secretary

Beth Corcoran Beth has considerable experience in science and accounting. After spending 10 years in analytical chemistry with AstraZeneca she changed career into accountancy.

She has over 20 years’ experience at executive director level in international commerce, public sector and charitable companies. Mergers, acquisitions and transforming businesses have been her speciality for the last 15 years.

Beth is responsible for ensuring the financial probity of the James Hutton Institute Group and delivering effective governance frameworks for the organisation. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Organisation Structure

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  • Phone: +44 (0)844 928 5428
  • Craigiebuckler Aberdeen AB15 8QH Scotland
  • Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland
A Scottish charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No SC374831.
Registered office: The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA. Charity No SCO41796

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.