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September 9, 2021

Natalie Rees (Member of Staff)

September 9, 2021
While urban greenspace is often associated with improved mental health, new research has found these benefits are dependent on the characteristics of the population using the space, and their proximity to it. Researchers at the James Hutton...
September 9, 2021
Agricultural resilience is critical across Europe, but how can individual farms ensure they are ‘future proofed’? This question will be at the centre of an international online event to be held on Tuesday 21st September (8 – 9....
September 9, 2021

Rod Lovie (Member of Staff)

September 9, 2021

Phoebe Somervail (Member of Staff)

September 9, 2021
Researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research are calling on arable farmers from across Scotland to help them develop a greater understanding of attitudes towards making risky decisions, as part...
June 6, 2021

Tami Stevenson (Member of Staff)

June 6, 2021

Laura MacLean (Member of Staff)

June 6, 2019

Nazli Koseoglu (Member of Staff)

January 1, 2019

Christina Noble (Member of Staff)

I am a qualitative social scientist in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group, joining in 2018. I have a background in human geography, and enjoy research in rural areas working with different land users in the countryside. My...
November 11, 2018

Simone Piras (Member of Staff)

June 6, 2018

Alice Hague (Member of Staff)

May 5, 2018

Michaela Roberts (Member of Staff)

I am an environmental economist with a background in ecology. I am interested in environmental conservation, and particularly how this integrates into agriculture and multi-use landscapes. I use methods such as stated preference modeling and cost...
November 11, 2017

Ruth Wilson (Member of Staff)

Ruth is a Postdoctoral Social Scientist in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) group. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen and is passionate about understanding people and society through the creative use...
May 5, 2015

Kathryn Colley (Member of Staff)

Kathryn is an environmental psychologist in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department.  Her work focuses on person-environment interactions and their role in shaping individual behaviour and wellbeing. 
November 11, 2014

Annabel Pinker (Member of Staff)

I am a social anthropologist, with around 10 years of ethnographic research experience based on fieldwork in Ecuador, Peru and the UK. I am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2015-18) in the Social, Economic and...
November 11, 2013

Katherine Irvine (Member of Staff)

I am a senior researcher in conservation behaviour / environmental psychology focusing on people-environment relationships. I draw on an interdisciplinary background in molecular biology, natural resource management, conservation behaviour and...
August 8, 2013

Jonathan Hopkins (Member of Staff)

April 4, 2013

Mags Currie (Member of Staff)

Mags is a human geographer working in the health and wellbeing position in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group within the theme of society, institutions and governance. She joined the James Hutton Institute in January 2013.
February 2, 2012

Anna Conniff (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Liz Dinnie (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Tony Craig (Member of Staff)

Tony Craig is the Head of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department. He carries out research in the topic area of people-environment studies.

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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.