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April 4, 2023

Tim Pittaway (Member of Staff)

Tim is a Social Researcher in Rural Digitalisation within James Hutton Institute, working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group (SEGS) department. SEGS represents the fields of economics, geography, politics, sociology,...
February 2, 2023
The James Hutton institute has invested more than £1.75 million in new, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to enhance its leading independent scientific research capabilities across food, plant and soil health and quality. The largest...
September 9, 2022

Bethany Wilkins (Member of Staff)

August 8, 2022
Potatoes in Practice (PiP), the UK’s largest field event for potatoes, is set to return to Balruddery Farm in Angus on Thursday 11th August 2022 with a focus on new research and current challenges.
October 10, 2021
The UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY) will take place in Glasgow from the 28-31 October. The event is regarded as the largest and longest running youth event to date, gathering thousands of young changemakers from more than 140...
September 9, 2021

Natalie Rees (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...
August 8, 2021
The Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) comprises more than 40 staff and 15 PhD students representing the fields of economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology and everything in between. Our mission is to be...
August 8, 2021
Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are calling on livestock farmers and vets in the UK to help develop a greater understanding of the use of on farm anti-microbials. It is widely believed that overuse and improper use of anti-...
August 8, 2021
Dr Ruth Mitchell, a Plant Soil Ecologist at the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences department, has been appointed as a member of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Trees and Woodlands Science...
May 5, 2021
The historical ‘forest gardens’ of Guadeloupe, an overseas region of France, have provided the inspiration for a research group studying the feasibility of small-scale production systems in the area. The region is one of the world...
April 4, 2021
Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are deploying aerial mapping technology to collect data on the natural restoration of peatland at the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland. A survey aircraft equipped with advanced laser scanners...
February 2, 2021
Professor Lorna Dawson, Head of Soil Forensics at the James Hutton Institute, has been recognised as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year in the Corporate INTL 2021 Global Awards.  The awards are the result of an extensive review,...
July 7, 2020
Professor Lorna Dawson of the James Hutton Institute has been recognised as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year at Global Law Experts (GLE) Awards. Professor Dawson has more than 30 years’ experience in managing and conducting research...
April 4, 2020
The UK has seen an unprecedented upsurge in gardening during the current lockdown, and as the nation finds itself restricted in time spent outside of their homes, it is only natural to try and make the best of the green areas which we can access...
April 4, 2020
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, urbanisation...
March 3, 2020
Professor Lesley Torrance, Director of Science at the James Hutton Institute, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), a body which contributes to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the...
October 10, 2019
Social scientists based at the James Hutton Institute have pioneered the use of video as a participatory research technique in Scotland, in the context of a project aiming to understand the way the people of Cumbernauld connect with the green...
July 7, 2019
Honorary Associates Photo Gallery
July 7, 2019
Previous Research Fellowes Photo Gallery photos.
July 7, 2019
Current Research Fellows Photo Gallery photos.
April 4, 2019
​Scientists from the James Hutton Institute will shortly take part in the world’s largest festival of public science talks, a Pint of Science. The three-day festival begins on 20 May and aims to encourage everyone to head down to a pub to...
March 3, 2019
Professor Lorna Dawson, head of Forensic Soil Science at the James Hutton Institute and advisor to the SEFARI Strategic Research Programme, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE),...
February 2, 2019

Reza K Haghi (Member of Staff)

I have many years of experience in using different chemometric approaches (PCA,PLS,SVM, etc.) for quantification and discrimination analysis.I have also worked in oil and gas and soil research laboratories and have experience in using variety of...
January 1, 2019

Adam Calo (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...
January 1, 2019

Mhairi Coyle (Member of Staff)

My area of expertise is in measuring and modelling the deposition, concentrations and trends of ground-level ozone and other gases although I have worked in other areas including acid deposition and NH3 exchange. I have also worked with a...
November 11, 2018
There is no generally agreed upon, up-to-date system for fungal classification, with several different, partly incompatible classification systems used across many mycological resources. This confusion is partly due to the vast number of...
November 11, 2018
A new research study aims to demonstrate how the combination of digital X-ray signatures with data-driven approaches can replace the time-consuming elements of expert led mineral identification and allow for new insights into the role of soil...
October 10, 2018
For many people fungi are simply the edible mushrooms that appear on your dinner plate or the toadstool you pass by in your local park, however fungi are some of the planets most vital organisms. They provide powerful medicines including...
August 8, 2018
Listed below are the members of the Ecological Sciences (ES) Department which is a multi-disciplinary group of over 80 researchers with a unique breadth of scientific expertise, skills and knowledge in the ecology, physiology and systematics of...
August 8, 2018
Listed below are the members of the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences (EBS) group with over 80 scientists and whose research spans a range of disciplines encompassing entirely laboratory-based work to ecosystem-scale research across...
August 8, 2018
Listed below are the members of the Cell and Molecular Sciences (CMS) group based at the Dundee site. The group comprises more than 100 plant scientists with research specialisms in cell and molecular biology, genomics, genetics, pathology and...
July 7, 2018

Paola Ovando Pol (Member of Staff)

I am an  Environmental Economist, with a PhD in Economics from the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). Former Macaulay Development Trust (MDT) Fellow in Natural Capital Accounting (2018-2021), and part of the Social, Economic and...
March 3, 2018
The Business Sector Leads are here to support the development of income within the James Hutton Institute which involves working with funding partners, horizon scanning, helping staff to draft proposals, providing advice and guidance to staff and...
February 2, 2018

Maddy Giles (Member of Staff)

January 1, 2018

Angela Main (Member of Staff)

Angela graduated in 1987 with an honours degree in Physical Sciences (Chemistry) and has over 30 years laboratory experience including the analysis of drinking waters, effluents ,waste waters and core analysis. Since joining the institute in...
November 11, 2017
Alumni photos.
November 11, 2017

Alumni (Page)

Read about former students of our Postgraduate School.
October 10, 2017

Andy Kindness (Member of Staff)

Dr Andy Kindness is the leader of the James Hutton Institute's Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group. Dr Kindness’ joined the Institute from Aberdeen University’s School of Natural and Computing Sciences, where he...
September 9, 2017

Matt Hare (Member of Staff)

I am a Senior Researcher working in the application areas of : Policy modelling (and the identification of unintended policy outcomes) Habitat restoration - Carbon sequestration - Biodiversity offsetting Natural capital accounting and...
December 12, 2016

Laure Kuhfuss (Member of Staff)

December 12, 2016

Rowan Ellis (Member of Staff)

November 11, 2016

Alba Juárez-Bourke (Member of Staff)

I am a research assistant in qualitative methods working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Department. I have a BSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of Valencia and an MSc in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable...
October 10, 2016

Orla Shortall (Member of Staff)

Orla has a multidisciplinary social science background and an interest in decision making and governance within agriculture. Her work currently focuses on livestock: the role of grass and grazing in dairy production; antimicrobial use in calf...
October 10, 2016

Jason Owen (Member of Staff)

July 7, 2016

Dimitris Kalogiros (Member of Staff)

July 7, 2016
Browse through our Postgraduate student photos.
January 1, 2016
The GreenHealth project, and its findings, are referenced by the following research teams or outputs:  
August 8, 2015

Julen Gonzalez-Redin (Member of Staff)

Julen Gonzalez-Redin (see his personal website here) is native to San Sebastian, Spain, and completed a BSc Honours in Environmental Sciences in 2011 at the University of the Basque Country, Spain.
August 8, 2015

Henri De Ruiter (Member of Staff)

August 8, 2015

Shona Strachan (Member of Staff)

August 8, 2015

Grant Campbell (Member of Staff)

January 1, 2015

Piers Hemsley (Member of Staff)

October 10, 2014

Corran Musk (Member of Staff)

September 9, 2014

Mark Looseley (Member of Staff)

Qualifications BSc. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews (2002) MSc. Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis, Edinburgh University (2003) PhD. Environmental Genomics, University of St Andrews (...
August 8, 2014
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July 7, 2014

Sabine Freitag (Member of Staff)

May 5, 2014

Michael Ferguson (Member of Staff)

Michael graduated from MA Environmental Geography (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen in July 2013. He previously worked at the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso in 2012, investigating the relationship between wind speed and rainfall...
May 5, 2014

Patrizia Vannucchi (Member of Staff)

I completed a BSc in Natural Sciences in 2011 at the University of Perugia, conducting a two-year research project on the biology and ethology of the damselfly Ischnura elegans. In 2013 I completed my Master research degree in Science and...
May 5, 2014
A young scientist whose research focusses on pathogens in the environment has been awarded the prestigious Peter Massalski Prize for meritorious research. Dr Fiona Brennan, research scientist with the Ecological Sciences group at the James Hutton...
May 5, 2014

Jagadeesh Yeluripati (Member of Staff)

February 2, 2014

Jennifer Brown (Member of Staff)

Jennifer joined the institute in October 2013. With a background combining a BSc in Agricultural Sciences, an MSc in Environmental Management and a PhD in geoarchaeology, her research has been interdisciplinary with an emphasis in the use of soil...
January 1, 2014
A workshop was held at Birnam Arts and Conference Centre on 20 November 2013 to provide an update on research being conducted as part of the Vibrant Rural Communities theme of the Food, Land and People Strategic Research programme, funded by...
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...
November 11, 2013
We are mainly biologists, quantitative ecologists and mathematical modellers, whose scales of interest range from landscape to community and organism. Recent changes
November 11, 2013

Gordon Stephen (Member of Staff)

I am a software developer who graduated with a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing from the University of Dundee. Since joining the Institute in the summer of 2009 I have been working on software tools for the visualization of biological...
October 10, 2013

Tony Fraser (Member of Staff)

October 10, 2013

Wenbin Guo (Member of Staff)

September 9, 2013

Sebastian Raubach (Member of Staff)

I am a Research Software Engineer (RSE) working as part of the Information & Computational Sciences (ICS) Department. I am responsible for the conceptualisation, management and development of cutting-edge mobile applications, databases and...
August 8, 2013

Jonathan Hopkins (Member of Staff)

August 8, 2013

Evelyne Delbos (Member of Staff)

Evelyne is a petroleum geologist by training. She studied for her DEA (MSc equivalent) at the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, and subsequently furthered her education at the ENSPM school of the French Petroleum Institute in Paris...
July 7, 2013

Marta Maluk (Member of Staff)

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July 7, 2013

Elizabeth Young (Member of Staff)

I graduated from the University of Durham in 2010 with an MSci in Geoscience (Environmental Geoscience route). My Masters research project studied the effects of managed burning on carbon stores in upland peats. I started my PhD in 2011, working...
July 7, 2013

Caroline Upton (Member of Staff)

I graduated in 2012 with a BSc (Honours) in Forensic Anthropology, from the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
July 7, 2013

Adrian Worton (Member of Staff)

April 4, 2013

Mags Currie (Member of Staff)

Mags is a senior researcher working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Department within the People and Places group. She joined the James Hutton Institute in January 2013.
March 3, 2013

Andrew Copus (Member of Staff)

Andrew Copus is an Honorary Associate of the Institute. He joined the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group in March 2013. Between 2005 and 2018 he occupied a part-time secondment as a Senior Research Fellow at Nordregio (Nordic Centre...
February 2, 2013

Kelly Houston (Member of Staff)

January 1, 2013

Nia Gray-Wannell (Member of Staff)

Nia graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2011 with a Masters in Chemistry with Industrial Experience, as part of her degree Nia spent one year working in the James Hutton Institute conducting work on PLFAs using GC-C-IRMS. Nia’s...
October 10, 2012

Deborah Roberts (Member of Staff)

Professor Deborah Roberts is Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Science. She holds an Honorary Chair in the Business School, University of Aberdeen. Her research experience spans agricultural economics and regional science and she has...
August 8, 2012

Jacqueline Marshall (Member of Staff)

August 8, 2012

Ashleigh Holmes (Member of Staff)

August 8, 2012
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August 8, 2012

Euan James (Member of Staff)

I completed my PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Dundee in 1990, and then over the next 10 years worked as a World Bank-consultant in Brazil and the Philippines where I specialised in the localisation of N-fixing bacteria in sugarcane...
July 7, 2012

Scot Ramsay (Member of Staff)

My research interests span several areas of animal ecology and have included population ecology, nutritional constraints on reproduction and fitness and other interactions between animals and their environment. Previous studies have involved a...
July 7, 2012

Mads Troldborg (Member of Staff)

July 7, 2012

Mark Wilkinson (Member of Staff)

July 7, 2012

Gaynor Malloch (Member of Staff)

July 7, 2012

Thomas Freitag (Member of Staff)

July 7, 2012
Current projects and recent outputs Biofilm STEM activity book for primary schools Outputs from previous projects
July 7, 2012

HAPE Core researchers (Research Page)

 
June 6, 2012
Professor Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security and Professor of Population Ecology will give a seminar "The challenge of food demand and food insecurity".
May 5, 2012

Dominic Duckett (Member of Staff)

April 4, 2012

Allan Sim (Member of Staff)

I am an Honorary Associate of the Institute. As a staff member I supported scientists providing technical input to a variety of research projects. I also managed the Plant Growth facilities at the Craigiebuckler site for the past 20 years and have...
March 3, 2012

Lucinda Robinson (Member of Staff)

Lucinda works in the Ecological Sciences department as a molecular microbiologist.  Lucinda joined the Institute in 2007 as a research assistant in the Molecular Microbiology lab. She initially worked in the Soils group preparing and analysing...
March 3, 2012

Community Ecology Staff (Research Page)

The Group’s staff members contribute a wide range of skills to the projects on which they work, including a diverse range of taxonomic expertise and data analysis skills. They have experience of working from mountain tops, through woodland...
March 3, 2012

Carol Taylor (Member of Staff)

BSc Science degree from Aberdeen University.
February 2, 2012
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February 2, 2012

Antonia Eastwood (Member of Staff)

I am a socio-ecologist with experience in working in a wide range of countries including the UK overseas territories and the Balkans. My early research career focused on the consevation biology of rare and globally threatened island floras. However...
February 2, 2012

Carol-Ann Craig (Member of Staff)

I have a background both geochemistry and environmental analysis where I spent my postgraduate years developing technical methods for the accurate and precise analysis of geological (rocks, fossils, waters) and environmental (waters, plant,...
February 2, 2012

Fiona Sturgeon (Member of Staff)

I am the ICP Section Lead, responsible for the ICP Lab in the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences Group. I have been working in the ICP Lab for eleven years and as such have vast experience in dealing with a wide variety of samples and...
February 2, 2012

Anna Conniff (Member of Staff)

January 1, 2012

Luke Beesley (Member of Staff)

I am a researcher with a broad interest in soils, specifically improving degraded urban and contaminated soils using organic amendments. In this respect I am interested in how degraded brownfield sites may be reclaimed by the addition of recycled...
November 11, 2011

Runxuan Zhang (Member of Staff)

Runxuan is a computational biologist, who was trained in machine learning and artificial neural networks for his PhD. His 20 years of research have focused on developing computational and analysis methods/tools for high throughput experimental data...
November 11, 2011

Agroecology (Research Page)

The Agroecology Group is focused on contributing to the understanding, development, and establishment of sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. The Group combines excellent domain-based science with a holistic, transdisciplinary approach...
October 10, 2011

Sophie Mantelin (Member of Staff)

September 9, 2011
Cell and Molecular Sciences (CMS) is based at the Dundee site and comprises more than 90 plant scientists with research specialisms in cell and molecular biology, genomics, genetics, pathology and physiology. Crop improvement A major research...
July 7, 2011

Eric Paterson (Member of Staff)

July 7, 2011
A senior researcher from The James Hutton Institute has been appointed to the Commission on Rural Education it was announced today (7 July 2011). Professor Bill Slee, Head of the Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences...
July 7, 2011
A senior scientist from The James Hutton Institute is travelling to Ethiopia to assist with the current drought crisis. Catchment management specialist Dr Simon Langan is taking up a position at the International Water Management Institute in...
June 6, 2011
Staff at The James Hutton Institute have pedalled their way to first place in the Aberdeen Cycle Commuter Challenge 2011. The challenge took place during Team Green Britain Bike Week, the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event...
May 5, 2011

Kenneth Loades (Member of Staff)

Soil is critical for food production but can often be poorly managed resulting in erosion and physical degradation. Research I perform ranges from soil stabilisation, physics, and root mechanics, to the development of tools and approaches for the...
April 4, 2011
Staff of The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen and Dundee have been celebrating the inauguration of the new ‘super-institute’.  Chairman Ray Perman and Chief Executive Professor Iain Gordon addressed staff meetings at both sites...
March 3, 2011
Visitors are welcome to use the library by prior arrangement. Please see contact details for both the Aberdeen and Dundee libraries. Our collections exist on more than one site so please let us know in advance what you wish you consult when you...
March 3, 2011

Lee-Ann Sutherland (Member of Staff)

Prof Lee-Ann Sutherland is Director of the James Hutton Institute's new flagship, the International Land Use Study Centre. The new centre reflects the Institute's a vision for inclusive, open science that engages the public,...
March 3, 2011

Marc Stutter (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Charlie Shand (Member of Staff)

Dr Shand is a currently a Honorary Associate in the Soil Group at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen.
March 3, 2011

Gary Polhill (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Laura Poggio (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Ian Phillips (Member of Staff)

Ian Phillips is a geologist by training, having studied for his PhD at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and undertook post doc research at the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Egham, Surrey. Ian worked in the hydrocarbon service...
March 3, 2011

Helen Pendlowski (Member of Staff)

After gaining her honours degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen, Helen moved to Cardiff University and completed a masters with distinction in Applied Environmental Geology. Her masters dissertation project was...
March 3, 2011

Ruth Mitchell (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

David Miller (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Dave Miller (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Jim McLeod (Member of Staff)

Jim McLeod is a Software Engineer with over twenty years experience in designing, building and testing software systems in both research and commercial environments. His recent work has been on the development and testing of ecological models and...
March 3, 2011

Annie McKee (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Robin Matthews (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Keith Matthews (Member of Staff)

Synopsis
March 3, 2011

Keith Marshall (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Kit Macleod (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Laurence Ducreux (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Lionel Dupuy (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Tim George (Member of Staff)

Tim is a plant physiologist/soil scientist and has worked on rhizosphere processes for the last three decades.
March 3, 2011

Eleanor Gilroy (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Julie Graham (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Christine Hackett (Member of Staff)

Biography
March 3, 2011

Paul Hallett (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Cathy Hawes (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Pete Hedley (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Ingo Hein (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Nicola Holden (Member of Staff)

My research interest lies in the interactions between bacteria and their plant hosts. The research is primarily focused on food-borne bacteria, but also covers opportunistic plant pathogens because of the many similarities in the types of...
March 3, 2011

Edgar Huitema (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Pietro (Pete) Iannetta (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

John Jones (Member of Staff)

John is a plant nematologist who has worked on genomics and host-parasite interactions of plant-parasitic nematodes for over 25 years.  
March 3, 2011

Alison Karley (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Alison Lees (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Andrew Love (Member of Staff)

Professional qualifications BSc (Hons) Cell Biology (University of Glasgow) PhD Molecular plant virology (University of Glasgow) MSB CBiol Measures of esteem
March 3, 2011

Malcolm Macaulay (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Stuart MacFarlane (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Katrin MacKenzie (Member of Staff)

Biography
March 3, 2011

David Marshall (Member of Staff)

2019 - current    Honorary Associate, James Hutton Institute 2011 - 2015    ICS Science Group Leader, James Hutton Institute 2008 - 2009    Associate Programme Leader, Genetics Programme, SCRI...
March 3, 2011

Susan McCallum (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Gordon McDougall (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Karen McLean (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Iain Milne (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Carolyn Mitchell (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Roy Neilson (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Adrian Newton (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Graham Pitkin (Member of Staff)

Biography 1984 - HND Applied Biology. 1984 – 1989 Shell Research Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent. 1989 – 1999 Twygen / Gentech Ltd, Dundee Technology Park. Areas of Expertise
March 3, 2011

Leighton Pritchard (Member of Staff)

Bibliometrics ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8392-2822 ResearcherID: A-7331-2008 Scopus ID: 8581614700 Google Scholar: 5QhdsWkAAAAJ
March 3, 2011

Luke Ramsay (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

David Roberts (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Alison Roberts (Member of Staff)

Education and Employment History 2003 - present - Plant Cell Biologist (Band 5), James Hutton Institute 2001 - 2003 - Plant Cell Biologist (Band 6), SCRI 1998 - 2001 - Post-doctoral Researcher (Band 6), SCRI 1995 - 1999 - PhD Plant...
March 3, 2011

Sheena Rowbottom (Member of Staff)

Biography Sheena obtained a Royal Society of Chemistry Honours degree at Napier University, Edinburgh. She has worked previously in the Spectrochemistry Department of Scottish Agricultural College in Edinburgh analysing soil and plant material...
March 3, 2011

Joanne Russell (Member of Staff)

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Sanjeev Kumar Sharma (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Paul Shaw (Member of Staff)

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Tom Shepherd (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Craig Simpson (Member of Staff)

Craig is a plant molecular biologist and experimental scientist who is interested in environmental gene expression responses in barley. He is utilising genome-wide RNA-seq transcript abundance datasets to identify important barley genes and gene...
March 3, 2011

Gordon Simpson (Member of Staff)

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Julie Squires (Member of Staff)

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Derek Stewart (Member of Staff)

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Michael Taliansky (Member of Staff)

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Mark Taylor (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

William Thomas (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Lesley Torrance (Member of Staff)

Lesley is Executive Director of Science at the James Hutton Institute and Professor of Biology at the University of St Andrews. She was appointed member of CGIAR advisory panel, the International Science for Development Council, in 2019 and...
March 3, 2011

Ian Toth (Member of Staff)

Research phytopathologist and Director of Scotland’s Plant Health Centre and the National Potato innovation Centre (NPIC)
March 3, 2011

Tracy Valentine (Member of Staff)

Tracy has over 20 years experience in applied and basic research at the plant root:soils interface.
March 3, 2011

Susan Verrall (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Robbie Waugh (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Stephen Whisson (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Mary Woodhead (Member of Staff)

Employment History: April 2011-present: Postdocs at the James Hutton Institute 1995-April 2011: Various postdocs at SCRI 1991-1995: PhD University of Dundee / SCRI 1987-1991: BSc (Hons) University of Aberdeen
March 3, 2011

Kathryn Wright (Member of Staff)

During my career at the Institute, much of my work involved the application of imaging and cell biology techniques to investigate the interactions between pathogens and plants.
March 3, 2011

Frank Wright (Member of Staff)

Biography: BSc in Zoology, with Physics and Mathematics, University of Glasgow. MSc in Operational Research, University of Sussex. Teaching qualification in Mathematics and Computing, Moray House, Edinburgh. PhD in Molecular...
March 3, 2011

Mark Young (Member of Staff)

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Gary Dobson (Member of Staff)

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Howard Davies (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Tim Daniell (Member of Staff)

Currently a Honorary Associate of the Ecological Sciences programme at the James Hutton Institute and an honorary lecturer at Dundee University teaching Microbial Ecology, I have held postdoctoral positions at York, Lancaster and Durham...
March 3, 2011

David Cooke (Member of Staff)

First Class Honours Graduate in Agricultural Botany, University of Wales Aberystwyth. PhD Plant Pathology, University of Wales Aberystwyth. Employed at the Institute since 1994 as a project leader in plant pathology.
March 3, 2011

Isabelle Colas (Member of Staff)

Dr Isabelle Colas is a geneticist in the Cell and Molecular Sciences group.
March 3, 2011

Peter Cock (Member of Staff)

I joined the Institute in 2008, where I have been doing comparative genetics and other bioinformatics work. The common theme has been plant pathogens, covering multiple kingdowms of life from viruses to nematodes (for example, a project to...
March 3, 2011

Xinwei Chen (Member of Staff)

Qualifications BSc (Agricultural Botany), Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, 1985 PhD (Genetics), University of Cologne, Koeln, Germany, 2000
March 3, 2011

Sean Chapman (Member of Staff)

2006-Present: Grade E, Molecular Plant Pathologist and Electron Microscopist 2002-2006: Band 5SPD, Plant Cell Biologist, SCRI 1999-2002: Band 5SPD, Molecular Virologist, Mylnefield Research Services
March 3, 2011

Linda Milne (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Glenn Bryan (Member of Staff)

Dr Glenn Bryan leads the Potato Genetics and Breeding group at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. He studied at London and Birmingham Universities, and obtained his PhD at Washington University in St Louis, USA. He has worked in both animal (...
March 3, 2011

John Brown (Member of Staff)

Employment History
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Jennie Brierley (Member of Staff)

Senior researcher in potato pathology and diagnostics  
March 3, 2011

Rex Brennan (Member of Staff)

Honorary Associate of soft fruit breeding group at the James Hutton Institute, with particular expertise on the integration of commissioned work on berry fruit genetics with commercially-funded fruit breeding programmes in Ribes and...
March 3, 2011

Jorunn Bos (Member of Staff)

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Petra Boevink (Member of Staff)

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Mike Rivington (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Paul Birch (Member of Staff)

Employment history October 2007-present - Professor of Plant Pathology, Division of Plant Sciences, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee (at the James Hutton Institute). 2002-2007 - Molecular Plant Pathologist (Band 4), SCRI....
March 3, 2011

Rachel Helliwell (Member of Staff)

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Alison Hester (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Richard Hewison (Member of Staff)

Richard is a soil surveyor, vegetation ecologist, landscape historian and forensic botanist. He has worked across a wide variety of landscapes and habitat types including mountains, moorlands/heathlands, woodlands, wetlands/peatlands, grasslands...
March 3, 2011

Steve Hillier (Member of Staff)

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Rupert Hough (Member of Staff)

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Scott Newey (Member of Staff)

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Graham Begg (Member of Staff)

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Carol Kyle (Member of Staff)

I am  a research assistant with 20 years experience at the Institute. Originally trained in farm animal reproduction and nutrition, I made the leap into Social Research in 2013. As a square peg in a round hole I found the first year or so...
March 3, 2011

Geoff Squire (Member of Staff)

Science/Policy/Education Global issues in sustainable systems, ecological resilience, food security and environmental impact (EU, Scottish Government) Gene movement and persistence in higher plants (Defra, EU).
March 3, 2011

Leah Jackson-Blake (Member of Staff)

Leah's background is in earth sciences and geochemistry and she joined the Institute's Catchment Management research area in March 2010.
March 3, 2011

Justin Irvine (Member of Staff)

My research has focused on understanding the mechanisms governing the population regulation in free ranging herbivores with an emphasis on the role that disease plays in the dynamics of these ecosystems.
March 3, 2011

Adekunle Ibiyemi (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Glenn Iason (Member of Staff)

Glenn Iason is an ecologist with 30 years experience of research, mainly in plant-herbivore interactions. He has experience of work with a broad range of animal species (hares and rabbits, African buffalo, deer, moose and domestic ruminants and...
March 3, 2011

David Lumsdon (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

David Donnelly (Member of Staff)

David graduated in 1987 with a BSc in Topographic Science from Glasgow University and in 2009 completed an MSc in Geographic Information Science at Birkbeck College, University of London.
March 3, 2011

Liz Dinnie (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Lorna Dawson (Member of Staff)

Professor Lorna Dawson is Head of the Soil Forensics Group within the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group at the James Hutton Institute, and has over 30 years’ experience in managing and conducting research in soil and plant...
March 3, 2011

Gillian Donaldson-Selby (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Anke Fischer (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Steve Chapman (Member of Staff)

Steve Chapman is an Honorary Associate with over 30 years of experience in research in microbiology. His particular expertise lies in determining the role of microbial processes in the cycling of elements (particularly carbon) within the plant-...
March 3, 2011

Susan Cooksley (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Kirsty Blackstock (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Lisa Avery (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Steve Albon (Member of Staff)

Steve Albon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy of Sciences and Letters, in 2008. He has held an Honorary Chair at the University of Aberdeen since 1997.
March 3, 2011

Claire Newman (Member of Staff)

Claire has over 20 years laboratory experience including nine years in microbiological laboratories and two years with Scottish Water, before joining the Institute in 2002 where she has worked in both the Soils and Catchment Management groups.
March 3, 2011

Caroline Thomson (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Willie Towers (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Andy Taylor (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Duncan White (Member of Staff)

Duncan is a microbiologist with over 30 year's laboratory experience. Working in the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Group within the Ecological Science Department, he is the laboratory manager for the Microbiology and Molecular Biology...
March 3, 2011

Kerry Waylen (Member of Staff)

Kerry Waylen is a senior researcher in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) department at the James Hutton Institute.  She builds understanding of how to achieve more 'joined up' approaches to natural resource...
March 3, 2011

Helen Watson (Member of Staff)

Helen completed her academic study at the University of Aberdeen and then began her career at the Institute in 1998. She is an experienced technical assistant with both field and laboratory based skills.
March 3, 2011
The James Hutton Institute employs a wide range of people working together in a variety of roles and disciplines. Our science is being used in a way that affects policy and decision making, makes people change their behaviours or sees new...
March 3, 2011
Playing in the dirt all day might not sound like cutting edge research but the importance of soil cannot be underestimated according to soil ecologist Tim Daniell. He is a senior scientist at The James Hutton Institute. Tim leads a group that...
March 3, 2011

Benoit Demars (Member of Staff)

Benoît has studied fish farming (BTSA, Ahun), natural resource development (MSc, Corsica) and ecology (DEA, Paris XI) in France with research projects on aquatic plants at the University of Leicester (England) and Glasgow (Scotland). He...
March 3, 2011

Zulin Zhang (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Barry Thornton (Member of Staff)

Barry has been manager of the Light Stable Isotopes Laboratory in the Analytical Group since 2006. After originally studying Biochemistry at Bangor he gained his PhD at Aberdeen University, being primarily based at the Institute during this...
March 3, 2011

Jean Robertson (Member of Staff)

Jean Robertson is an Infrared Spectroscopist and Head of the IR Section of the Analytical Group at the Institute. She has worked at the Institute in the IR Section since 2004, becoming head of the section in 2005, which encompasses both the...
March 3, 2011

Stephen Addy (Member of Staff)

Steve is a hydromorphologist who is interested in physical processes and forms within river systems.  His background is in physical geography and fluvial geomorphology.  Based at the University of Aberdeen, he gained a BSc degree in...
March 3, 2011

Maria Nijnik (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Pat Cooper (Member of Staff)

Pat is a research assistant with 25 years experience, mainly in Soil Organic Chemistry, Microbiological and Biogeochemistry of Catchment Systems. She has experience of a broad range of Analytical and Microbiological techniques with extensive...
March 3, 2011

Robin Pakeman (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Samia Richards (Member of Staff)

Samia is an Environmental Scientist specialised in point sources of pollution and water quality where septic tanks can act as multiple points of pollutants impacting surface water quality increasing phosphorus, nitrogen and microbial loads to...
March 3, 2011

Jenni Stockan (Member of Staff)

Dr Jenni Stockan is a Research Scientist within the Ecological Sciences Group. Jenni has over 22 years research experience particularly within the fields of insect ecology and conservation.
March 3, 2011

Gareth Newman (Member of Staff)

Gareth has worked for the Institute since 1995 as head of Inorganic analysis within the analytical section specialising in the following analytical techniques:
February 2, 2011
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February 2, 2011

Helaina Black (Member of Staff)

February 2, 2011

Robert Hancock (Member of Staff)

February 2, 2011

Andrew Thorburn (Member of Staff)

Andrew Thorburn has worked at the Institute since 1993, as a research assistant in the Socio-Economic Research Group (1993 - 2000) and as the Institute's Webmaster and Spatial Database Manager (2000 - date) in the IT Services group....
February 2, 2011
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Find staff members working at The James Hutton Institute and read more about the research they are involved in using our staff pages. Please note this is not a complete list of all staff.
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Science connecting land and people Across the globe nations are facing growing demands to provide food, energy and water from finite land and natural resources. These challenges are complex, interconnected and ever-changing. Encompassing a...

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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.