Hebe Nicholson

Social Scientist in People-Environment Studies
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
T: +44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

Hebe is a social scientist in People-Environment studies in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Department. Hebe’s research interests lie in the social impact of climate change, environmental migration, community participation and environmental governance.

Hebe joined the James Hutton Institute in March 2022. Her previous research includes projects on environmental perspectives in international student migration to the UK; population sustainability in coastal Fife; and the impact of Cyclone Idai on Malawi's disaster management strategy. Her PhD explored the use of government resettlement as a form of participatory adaptation to climate change in the Lower Shire Region of Malawi.


Technical / contract reports

  • Nicholson, H.; Roberts, M.; Thompson, C.; Irvine, K. (2024) Validated index of green and blue space quality, RESAS report
  • Blackstock, K.; Nicholson, H.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Poskitt, S.; Matthews, K. (2024) Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31) Milestone 24 – Initial Findings on Scottish Land Use Policy Coherence for Transformations, Project Milestone (M24), 25 pages. Unpublished.
  • Nicholson, H.; Blackstock, K. (2023) Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31) Milestone 26 – Phase 1 QST ME data collated for analysis, Project Milestone (M26), p4. Unpublished.
  • Blackstock, K.; Nicholson, H.; Matthews, K. (2023) Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31) Milestone 27 – QST 2 Baseline Established, Project Milestone (M27), p6.
  • Colley, K.; Hague, A.; Thompson, C.; Fischer, A.; Roberts, M.; Irvine, K.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Conniff, A.; Nicholson, H.; Eastwood, A.; Herrett, S.; Ferguson, J.; Murray, K.; Rae, G. (2023) Creating Natural Connections: Final Evaluation of Outcomes for People, Evaluation report of the people-focused activities of the Creating Natural Connections project, delivered by Cumbernauld Living Landscape.
  • Roberts, M.; Nicholson, H.; Li, K.; Irvine, K. (2023) Green and blue space quality metrics scoping review, Directly to stakeholders.
  • Brown, K.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Gray, R.; Nicholson, H. (2023) Scoping review of marginalised narratives in biodiversity research and management, Deliverable D2.1 within project D4.1, Work Package 2 (RESAS 2022 – 2027), March 2023.
  • Matthews, K.; Blackstock, K.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G.; Sutherland, L.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Creaney, R.; Martinat, S.; Nicholson, H.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Wilkins, B.; Aitkenhead, M.; Coull, M.; Parker, T.; Rivington, M.; Udugbezi, E. (2022) State-of-Play Reference Document for Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31), Project Milestone Report Milestone 10, Online, 21pp.
  • Colley, K.; Brown, C.; Nicholson, H.; Conniff, A.; Hinder, B. (2022) Encouraging sustainable travel behaviour in children, young people and their families, ClimateXChange.

Conference posters / abstracts

  • Roberts, M.; Nicholson, H.; Li, K.; Irvine, K. (2023) Green and Blue Space Quality Metrics: Scoping Review, RESAS Science, Evidence and Policy Conference, 18 May 2023, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh