Skip to navigation Skip to content

Alba Juárez Bourke

Staff picture: Alba Juárez Bourke
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Research Assistant - Qualitative Methods
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Alba is a research assistant in qualitative methods working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences research group at the James Hutton Institute.She completed a BSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of Valencia and an MSc in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development at Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Current research interests

Identifying lessons for integrating delivery of water policy goals from international examples. This is funded by the Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021.

Exploring how policy instruments interact to shape the management of soil, water and biodiversity. This is funded by the Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021

Understanding of the role of habitats and biodiversity in the production of ecosystem services, and of the impact of management interventions on ecosystem service flows, within the Scottish Government funded RESAS Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021.

Exploring narratives that shape European environmental policies, within the project MAGIC 'Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security', funded by EU H2020.

Evaluating the impact of the Scottish Government funded Community Resilience Development Officer Post.

Past research

Alba’s past interest was in understanding the effect of stakeholder participation in natural resource management on outcomes in ecosystem and in learning processes. For her master’s thesis, Alba examined the involvement of stakeholders in the development of a land-use plan in Doñana, in Spain, through the lens of adaptive co-management.


  • Blackstock, K.L.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Tindale, S.; Maxwell, J.; Waylen, K.A., (2018) O1.4.2biD3: Aligning existing and new environmental delivery mechanisms., Research Briefing on ‘New’ Instruments, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 44pp..
  • Waylen, K.A.; Tindale, S.; Juárez Bourke, A.; Blackstock, K.L., (2018) Insights from international experiences of integration for water management., Final Report by the James Hutton Institute.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Maxwell, J.; Tindale, S.; Waylen, K.A., (2018) Aligning policy instruments for biodiversity, soil and water., Report for James Hutton Institute Project Webpage, 24pp.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Novo, P.; Waylen, K.A.; Maxwell, J.; Juarez-Bourke, A., (2017) Coordinating policy instruments that influence soil, water, and biodiversity in Scotland: rationales, needs and challenges., Report from an ESCom (Ecosystem Service Community) Workshop, Edinburgh, 23 May 2017. Published as a Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group (SEGS) Blog on the James Hutton Institute server, 16 November 2017.

Printed from /staff/alba-ju%C3%A1rez-bourke on 13/12/18 03:14:16 PM

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.