Carol Kyle

Research Assistant
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
T: +44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)
I am  a research assistant with over 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 very challenging, but I've always enjoyed a challenge and am now thoroughly immersed in SEGS. I particularly enjoy the qualitative aspects of my job, interviewing all sorts of  interesting people, organizing and running focus groups and workshops. I work primarily in livestock biosecurity but I am also involved in other diverse projects e.g. Tree of Knowledge and Towards carbon positive through improved farming.

Journals

Books / chapters

  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.-A.; Kyle, C; Newman, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science, The James Hutton Institute, 25pp
  • Dawson, L.A.; Rhind, S.M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Poggio, L.; Kyle, C.E.; Mayes, R.W.; Aalders, I.H.; Osprey, M.; Ross, J.; Cuthbert, A. (2012) Linking distribution of soil PaHs to location as a forensic tool., In: Morrison, R.D. & O’Sullivan, G. (eds.). Environmental Forensics: Proceedings of the 2011 INEF Conference. Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, Cambridge, pp199-205.

Technical / contract reports

Conference papers

  • Dinnie, E.; Kyle, C.; Marshall, K. (2019) Can local food growing really help to deliver more sustainable food systems? Linking everyday practices with macro social change., Sixth BSA Food Study Group Conference: Food Systems and Society, Monash University, Prato, Italy, 24-25 June 2019. Powerpoint presentation, 9 slides.
  • Byg, A.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Novo, P., Kyle, C. (2017) Qualitative work on public perceptions of peatlands in Scotland., Flow Country Conference IV, Thurso, 21-24 March 2017.
  • Byg, A.; Martin-Ortéga, J.; Glenk, K.; Novo, P.; Kyle, C. (2016) Exploring the multiple values of peatbogs through participatory approaches, Conference on ‘Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making’, University of Kent, Canterbury, 19-20 July 2016.
  • Duckett, D.; McKee, A.; Sutherland, L.A.; Kyle, C. (2015) Scenario planning as a communicative action., Policy and Politics Annual Conference, University of Bristol, 15-16 September 2015.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Rhind, S.M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Poggio, L.; Kyle, C.E.; Mayes, R.W.; Aalders, I.H.; Osprey, M.; Ross, J.; Cuthbert, A. (2011) Distribution of PAHs across the soils of Scotland., International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference, St John’s College, Cambridge, 24-27 July 2011. Conference Proceedings, pp.18-19.
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Mackie, C.; Telfer, G. (2007) PCB and PBDE accumulation in adult and fetal sheep grazing sludge treated pastures., Proceedings of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Norwich, 5-6 September 2007.
  • Archer, Z.R.; Rhind, S.M.; Findlay, P.A.; Kyle, C.E.; Thomas, L.; Adam, C.L. (2001) Contrasting hypothalamine responses to increased adiposity and food intake in sheep., European Congress on Obesity, 11th, Vienna, May 2001.

Conference posters / abstracts

  • Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L-A.; Porphyre, T. (2021) Understanding attitudes to biosecurity in small scale pig keepers, Hutton Annual Research Symposium 2021, 30 November – 2 December 2021, Online.
  • Barlagne, C.; Kyle, C.; Hornyik, C.; McKenzie, G.; Duckett, D. (2019) How do you like your potatoes? A Scottish consumer survey exploring habits, preferences and perception relating to potatoes., Potatoes in Practice, James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm, Dundee, 8 August 2019. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C.; Duckett, D.; Kyle, C.; McKenzie, G.; Hornyik, C. (2019) How do you like your potatoes? A Scottish consumer survey exploring habits, preferences and perceptions relating to potatoes., 168th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, Behavioural Perspectives in Agricultural Economics and Management, Uppsala, Sweden, 6-7 February 2019.
  • Barlagne, C.; Kyle, C.; Hornyik, C.; McKenzie, G.; Duckett, D. (2018) How do you like your potatoes? – A Scottish consumer survey exploring habits, preferences and perceptions relating to potatoes., The James Hutton Institute Annual Research Symposium, Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen, 29 November 2018. (Poster.
  • Duckett, D.; Barlagne, C.; Kyle, C. (2018) PiP 2018 scenario planning., Potatoes in Practice 2018, Balruddery Farm, Dundee, 9 August 2018. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C.; Duckett, D.; Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L-A. (2017) Managing genetic resources for increased sustainability of food sectors: an application to the potato sector in Scotland., Seventh International Conference on Food Studies Conference, Food Systems: Design and Innovation, Roma, Italy, 26-27 October 2017. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C.; Bonar, N.; Duckett, D.; Hornyik, C.; Kyle, C.; McKenzie, G.; Stirton, G. (2017) One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four… Conserving and enhancing potato varieties in Scotland. , The Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh, 22-25 June 2017. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C.; Bonar, N.; Duckett, D.; Hornyik, C.; Kyle, C.; McKenzie, G.; Stirton, G. (2017) One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four… Conserving and enhancing potato varieties in Scotland., Fascination of Plants Day 2017. The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens, 21 May 2017. Poster.
  • Zhang Z.L.; Lin H.; Osprey M.; Chapman S.J.; Freitag T.E.; Rhind S.M.; Kyle C.E.; Hamilton D. (2016) Occurrence and changes of classic and emerging contaminants in soils treated by organic wastes., ESPP (European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform) Workshop: Pharmaceuticals in Sewage Biosolids, Malmo, 27 November 2016.
  • Zhang, Z.; Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.; Osprey, M.; Kerr, C.; Coull, M.; McKenzie, C. (2012) Source and trend of polychlorinated biphenyls in soils of Scotland., Proceedings of SESEH (Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health) 2012, Galway, Ireland, 20-25 August 2012.
  • Mandon-Pepin, B.; Loup, B.; Amezaga, M.R.; Kyle, C.E.; Lea, R.G.; Sinclair, K.D.; Rhind, S.M.; Fowler, P.A.; Cotinot, C. (2012) Exposure of pregnant ewes to a complex mixture of environmental chemicals disturbs ovarian development in their offspring., International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 29 July – 2 August 2012. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47, 560.
  • Loup, B.; Mandon-Pepin, B.; Amezaga, M.R.; Poumerol, E.; Kyle, C.E.; Lea, R.G.; Sinclair, K.D.; Rhind, S.M.; Fowler, P.A.; Cotinot, C. (2011) Maternal exposure to a complex mixture of environmentally-relevant chemicals during critical developmental windows diferentially affects fetal ovarian follicles and ovarian transcriptome., Proceedings of the 6th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disruptors, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-29 April 2011.
  • Amezaga, M.R.; Skiba, J.A.; Loup, B.; Mandon-Pepin, B.; Poumerol, E.; Kyle, C.E.; Lea, R.G.; Sinclair, K.D.; Rhind, S.M.; Cotinot, C.; Fowler, P.A. (2011) Exposure of fetal germ cells(F2) to a complex mixture of environmentally relevant chemicals during grand-maternal (F0) ingestion subtly affects the fetal ovarian proteome., Proceedings of the 6th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disruptors, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-29 April 2011
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Amezaga, M.R.; Mandon-Pepin, B.; Loup, B.; Cotinot, C.; Lea, R.G.; Sinclair, K.D.; Fowler, P.A. (2011) Tissue accumulation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in F1 and F2 sheep following exposure of the F1 dams to sewage sludge treated pastures as fetuses and neonates., Proceedings of the 6th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disruptors, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-29 April 2011.
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Amezaga, M.R.; Mandon-Pepin, B.; Loup, B.; Cotinot, C.; Lea, R.; Sinclair, K.D.; Fowler, P.A. (2010) Tissue accumulation of selected endocrine disrupting compounds in ewes and fetuses following exposure to sewage sludge-treated pastures at different stages of gestation., Proceedings of the Gordon Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors, Les Diablerets, Switzerland 30 May – 4 June 2010.
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Mackie, C.; MacDonald, L.; Duff, E.I.; Bellingham, M.; Amezaga, M.R.; Mandon-Pepin, B.; Cotinot, C.; Evans, N.P.; Sharpe, R.M.; Fowler, P.A. (2009) Tissue accumulation of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in adult and fetal sheep exposed to sewage sludge-treated pastures., Proceedings of the 5th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disruption, 20-22 May 2009.
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Mackie, C.; McDonald, L. (2008) Geographic variation in diethylhexyl phthalate, polychlorinated biphenyl and polybrominated diphenyl ether concentrations in sheep tissues in Scotland., SETAC UK Annual Meeting, Reading, September 2008.
  • Whitelaw, C.M.; Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Evans, N.P. (2007) Expression of the mrnas for galanin and its receptors is suppressed by exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds during ovine foetal development., Proceedings of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology, Nottingham, 10-11 September 2007.
  • Bellingham, M.; Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Hastie, P.M.; Whitelaw, C.M.; Evans, N.P. (2007) Maternal dietary exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals affects foetal somatostatin receptor mrna expression in the ovine hypothalamus and pituitary., Proceedings of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology, Nottingham, 10-11 September 2007.
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Mackie, C.; Telfer, G. (2006) Patterns of accumulation of phthalate and alkyl phenol in the milk of ewes grazing pastures treated with sewage sludge or inorganic fertiliser., Proceedings of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 16th Annual Meeting, The Hague, The Netherlands, 7-11 May 2006. p197.