Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Archives - James Hutton Institute


Updates on our research, collaborations and exciting contributions from our scientists and experts.

Dr Esther Carmen

Esther is an interdisciplinary qualitative environmental social scientists interested in how different social actors (i.e. scientific, policy, community and business)

Fiona Bender

I am a research assistant in the Changes in People Place Relationships sub-group in SEGS. I graduated with a degree

Tareq Mzek

My background is in environmental and behavioural economics, with a focus on identifying people’s preferences and willingness to pay for

Umar Farooq

Umar is a Senior Researcher specializing in Green Finance, based within the Social, Economic, and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) Department at The James Hutton Institute.

With over a decade of experience in academia, Umar's research has revolved around energy economics and sustainable finance. Umar's research at Hutton focuses on actionable strategies that contribute to a more sustainable financial and environmental future.

Chloe Thompson

I have a Psychology BSc from the University of Leeds and joined the Social, Economic and Geographic Sciences Group (SEGS) in 2022, where I am part of the Sustainability Transitions and Behaviours subgroup.

Jianyu CHEN

Jianyu Chen is a researcher in People-Environment studies and Behavioural Modelling in the Department of Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) at the James Hutton Institute (Aberdeen) since late 2022.

Acacia Marshall



I joined the Social Economic and Geographical Sciences department (SEGS) in 2022 as a graduate research assistant. In 2023, I progressed to this role as a Research Assistant and am part of the Environmental Governance Group.