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Bob Ferrier

Staff picture: Bob Ferrier
Director of Research
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Director of Research
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Dundee DD2 5DA


Bob Ferrier is Director of Research and is responsible for the development and delivery of the Institute’s research portfolio, associated knowledge exchange, and income generation strategies.

He is also the Director of the recently established policy:research Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW). He has over 20 years experience in water resources management in particular the hydrological, hydrochemical and ecological consequences of environmental change; in particular land use and management, and climate change.

He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen, is a current member of the CEH Programme Development Group, an Advisory Board member of the NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme and is a non-executive director of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

He was an International Flagship Fellow for CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Programme advising on the development of an effects based strategy for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. He sits on a number of local, national and European stakeholder consultation groups, and acts as an evaluator for National, North American and European funding programmes.

Current research interests

His own research interests centre on the potential role of policy and land use change on water resources and the development of systems based approaches and frameworks for sustainable management. He has been a champion for catchment management and in particular, addressing the global challenge of diffuse pollution.

Scientific posters/conferences

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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.