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Acacia Marshall

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Research Assistant
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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.

Following an Undergrduate degree in Politics and International Relations, I have interests in Environmental governance, climate change and how this relates to changing communities and migration. At university, my work focussed on instances of climate migration occurring in Mozambique and analysed this phenomenon using a feminist framework. My research interests are varied, and I take a particular interest in research that aims to empower communities and bring to light narratives of reasearch participants that are key to informing suitable policy. 

My role too is varied, as I help to facilitate the delivery of qualitative and quantitative research projects. This includes participant recruitment, conducting interviews, co-planning and co-facilitating workshops and contributing to literature reviews and reports. 

Currently I am working on projects that have a focus on changes in rural communities and land reform, funded by the Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme (SRP) 2022-27. These are E1 and E2, which are looking at how rural and island communities are changing and what process can facilitate resilient change; and E3 and Green Land Investment, more information for which can be found here: Scotland's Land Reform Futures | The James Hutton Institute




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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.