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Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Net-Zero - Making Carbon Pay (News)

Scotland has a legally binding commitment of being net-zero by 2045, and a 31% reduction is required in emissions from agriculture by 2032. This topic will be under discussion in the fourth Arable Conversations session on 29th Jun ... Read more

Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations and Soils, Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops (News)

Join us at Arable Scotland on 29th June for a virtual Arable Conversation with Pete Iannetta (James Hutton Institute), Ed Brown (Hutchinsons), Dick Neale (Hutchinsons), Christine Watson (SRUC) and Paul Hargreaves (SRUC), whic ... Read more

Arable Scotland 2021: spotlight on markets, IPM, sustainability and net-zero (News)

Arable Scotland, the premier event for the Scottish arable industry, returns on 29th June 2021. Now in its third year, the event brings together the key players in food production, academia and farming to discuss key issues and pr ... Read more

Mayan Gold tatties for Tayside food banks (News)

Mayan Gold and Vales Sovereign potatoes developed in Tayside by the James Hutton Institute and grown on Hutton research farms as part of a long-term trial of sustainable cultivation methods are being donated to food banks across T ... Read more

Climate-positive spirit family grows with Nàdar Vodka (News)

Coinciding with their launch of World Sustainable Spirits Day today (Fri 28th August), Scottish distillery Arbikie has introduced a second addition to their climate-positive spirit range: Nàdar Vodka, crafted from the pea-b ... Read more

New European research into future-proof, resilient potatoes (News)

A group of leading European academic research institutions including the James Hutton Institute have joined forces to launch the ADAPT (Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerAnt PoTato) project, which seeks to develop st ... Read more

Groundbreaking research to develop soil carbon sequestration monitoring system (News)

Capturing carbon in soil is a frequent feature of climate change mitigation measures, but the variability in soils and greenhouse gas emissions makes it difficult to evaluate results. A new £1 million research project led by ... Read more

Social science, rural Scotland, and COVID-19 (News)

Social science at the James Hutton Institute may provide an insight into how rural Scotland can and will likely respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. These research findings bring into focus the importance of community resilience, dis ... Read more

Climate justice the focus of Hutton’s first online screening (News)

The award-winning film Thank You For The Rain was the focus of the James Hutton Institute’s first ever collective 'online' film screening on the 6th of April, highlighting a range of issues including climate justice, ... Read more

Agricarbon: helping farmers tap into the carbon credits market (News)

An initiative supported by the James Hutton Institute has set its sights on developing methods for measuring soil carbon with a cost-effective commercial tool to help UK farmers tap into the carbon credits market. Agricarbon, le ... Read more

World’s first ‘climate positive’ gin produced from peas (News)

The world’s first “climate-positive” gin has been created by UK scientists — using the humble garden pea. Five years of research at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, in collabor ... Read more

New appointments strengthen International Barley Hub initiative (News)

The International Barley Hub, a unique platform aiming to translate barley research into commercial benefits with support from the Tay Cities Region Deal, has been reinforced through new appointments within its leadership team. Pr ... Read more

Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture launched in Dundee (News)

Agri-tech centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and farming technology company Liberty Produce have launched the Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture (IHCEA) at the James Hutton Institute’s site in Inverg ... Read more

Translating policy from global to local in a complex natural world (News)

Policy translation from the international down to the local scales can be rather like a game of Chinese whispers: what you end up with is often not what was intended. Part of the problem is that the best laid plans become ruthless ... Read more

Research team aim to ensure maize crop stability in southern Africa (News)

Maize is the most important cereal crop in southern Africa but without new management practices and with the increased risk of drought, yields which are already low are predicted to further decline. It is therefore critical that n ... Read more

Orskov Foundation to support African students in fight against changes in food security and climate change (News)

The Orskov Foundation, created to support students from developing countries to further their education in subjects related to agriculture, land use or the environment, has announced its grant awards for 2019. They include support ... Read more

Focus on Ethiopian barley for improved livelihoods (News)

Food security and livelihoods for a majority of Ethiopians depends on smallholder farming, and barley is an important crop grown by over 4 million smallholder farmers for multiple uses as food, feed and as a cash crop for an emerg ... Read more

A new era for local Biodiversity Partnership (News)

The North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership (NESBiP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Stuart as their new coordinator. Previously employed by Aberdeen City Council Ranger Service in Duthie Park, Alex will brin ... Read more

Latest research on arable crops showcased at Arable Scotland (News)

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute have discussed the latest research on arable crops as part of the launch of new event Arable Scotland, including renewed breeding efforts aimed at developing quality crops for defined marke ... Read more

Arable Conversations: a chance to speak your mind at Arable Scotland (News)

Do you have any burning questions about key issues influencing Scotland’s arable industry? Come to Arable Scotland (Balruddery Farm near Dundee, 2 July 2019), the newly launched event focussing on the innovations that will d ... Read more

Tay Cities Deal success celebrated at Royal Highland Show 2019 (News)

The James Hutton Institute celebrated its Tay Cities Deal success at this year's Royal Highland Show alongside industry guests and stakeholders, with the support of the Rt Hon David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland. ... Read more

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social Scientist
rachel.creaney@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Background

Current research interests

I am currently working on two Horizon 2020 European projects: MOVING and NEWBIE. MOVING (2020-2023) explores mountain-related value chains across Europe to contribute to tehr esilience and sustainability of mountain areas to climate change. Specifically we will explore the Speyside whisky value chain.

NEWBIE (2017-2021) aims to facilitate the developemnt and dessimination of new business models, including new entry models, to the full range of new entrant - from successorss to complete newcomers - to the agricultural sector.

Beyond these projects I am interested in research that can better understand and improve rural living such as relating to housing, healthcare, ageing, sustainable living and digitalisation.

Past research

Previously, from 2013 and 2016, I worked in SEGS as a research assistant on a range of projects related to rural and community development, farmer decision-making and farm sustainability. I was also heavily involved in organisation of the ESRS conference, 2015.

Bibliography

  • Prager, K.; Creaney, R.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A. (2017) Criteria for a system level evaluation of farm advisory services., Land Use Policy, 61, 86-98.
  • Creaney, R. (2014) Eigg: The challenges of pursuing economic, environmental and socio-cultural sustainability simultaneously through in-bound tourism., RGS-IBG Royal Geographical Society Conference, London, 26-29 August 2014.


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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.