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Alice Hague

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Science Group Leader (job share) and Environmental Social Scientist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Alice is an environmental social scientist and interim co-Science Group Leader in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach, and focuses broadly on community engagement with environmental issues and climate change.

Alice has a background in environmental science, science communication, and politics. She began her career in science communication and science policy, and previously worked as Head of Science and Innovation for the Nordics as part of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Science and Innovation Network. She spent a year on secondment to the climate change team at the Swedish Ministry for the Environment and was a delegate to the UNFCCC climate change negotiations during this period.

She is a member of the Political Studies Association and an Associate Fellow of the UK's Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Current research interests

  • Community participation and consideration of ecosystem services
  • Community engagement with climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Social understandings, discourse, and interaction with nature and biodiversity
  • People-nature interactions

Past research

Alice joined the James Hutton Institute in May 2018 after completing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Her earlier research investigated the engagement of Christian faith communities in environmental issues, with a particular focus on the motivations for, and practices of, local-level environmental action.


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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.