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Carol Kyle

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Research Assistant
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


I am  a research assistant with 20 years experience at the Institute. Originally trained in farm animal reproduction and nutrition, I made the leap into Social Research in 2013. As a square peg in a round hole I found the first year or so very challenging, but I've always enjoyed a challenge and am now throughly immeresed in SEGS. I particularly enjoy the qualitative aspects of my job, interviewing all manner of fascinating people and organising and running focus groups and workshops and presenting my work to interested parties.


  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Rhind, S.M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Poggio, L.; Kyle, C.E.; Mayes, R.W.; Aalders, I.H.; Osprey, M.; Ross, J.; Cuthbert, A. (2012) Linking distribution of soil PaHs to location as a forensic tool., In: Morrison, R.D. & O'Sullivan, G. (eds.). Environmental Forensics: Proceedings of the 2011 INEF Conference. Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, Cambridge, pp199-205.

  • Hough, R.; Tompkins, D.; Williams, J.; Duckett, D.; Kyle, C. (2021) Community Concerns regarding the Impacts on Human Health and the Environment arising from the spreading of Sewage Sludge to land, SG Website
  • Hasler, H.; Creaney, R.; Stork, S.; Kyle, C.; (2021) NEWBIE survey report on closedtext responses, on NEWBIE website
  • Barlagne, C.; Kyle, C.; Kuhfuss, L. (2021) Consumers' preferences and perceptions of genetic diversity and health benefits of potatoes., RESAS WP2.3.2. Protecting Genetic Diversity. Deliverable O.3.6c, March 2021, 13pp.
  • Kyle, C.E.; Sutherland, L.A. (2020) Understanding backyard poultry keepers and their perspectives on bird flu 2020., EPIC Webpages, Policy Brief, Survey Report,1 August 2021.
  • Kyle, C.E.; Sutherland, L-A. (2020) Understanding backyard poultry keepers and their perspectives on bird flu., Survey Report on EPIC Website, August 2020, 12 pp.
  • Pinker, A.; Kyle, C. (2020) 60 Harvests Left? Curating conversations about current and alternative food systems in the face of climate and ecological crisis., Report on an Interdisciplinary Workshop, Glensaugh Farm, 25 November 2019.
  • Ellis, R.; Burns, V.; Sutherland, L.A.; Duckett, D.; Hopkins, J.; Kyle, C. (2019) The governance of small farms and small food businesses to support food and nutritional security., Report to European Commission 2019, 56pp.
  • Duckett, D.; Kyle, C.; Maxwell, J.; Noble, C. (2018) Report of the SALSA Regional Workshop RR30 (Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh, Arran & Cumbrae, Argyll & Bute), The Moorings Hotel, Fort William, 24 May 2018, 14pp.,
  • Hough, R.L.; Tompkins, D.; Williams, J.; Duckett, D.; Kyle, C. (2018) Community concerns regarding impacts on human health and the environment arising from sewage sludge., Report of a Community Engagement Workshop, Avonbridge Community Hall, Falkirk, 31 May 2018.
  • Kyle, C.; Duckett, D.; Barlagne, C. (2018) What will the Scottish potato sector look like in 2040 and will varietal diversity be important?, Report of a Workshop, Doubletree Hilton, Dundee, 13 December 2018, 12pp.
  • Tindale, S.J.; Roberts, M.; Koseoglu, N.; Novo, P.; Kyle, C.; Byg, A.; Faccioli, M.; Komossa, F.; Schaller, L.; Slee, B.; Villanueva, A.J.; Zasada, I.; Viaggi, D. (2018) Evaluation of the co-construction research process., Report for PROVIDE (PROVIding smart DElivery of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry), Deliverable D2.5. Final Version, August 2018, 44pp.
  • Roberts, M.; Kyle, C.; Tindale, S.; Koseoglu, N.; Schaller, L.; Targetti, S.; Ratinger, T.; Villanueva, A.J.; Zagorska, K.; Komossa, F. (2018) Report on practicability and transferability., Report for Provide (PROViding smart dElivery of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry), Deliverable D5.3., 313pp.
  • Byg, A.; Roberts, M.; Kyle, C.; Tindale, S. (2018) Strengths and weaknesses of governance mechanisms - workshop report., PROVIDE Workshop Report, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 21 February 2018, 17pp.
  • Kyle, C.; Duckett, D.; Barlagne, C. (2018) Protecting genetic diversity of Scotland's potatoes., Report on the Workshop held at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, 21 January 2018, 17pp.
  • Byg, A.; Novo, P.; Kyle, C. (2018) Shetland’s peatbogs - Residents’ values and perceptions’., Report for James Hutton Institute website. (News item)
  • Byg, A.; Faccioli, M.; Kyle, C.; Wilson, R. (2018) Factors influencing agriculture, water and biodiversity in the Ugie area, Aberdeenshire., Report published on PROVIDE and James Hutton Institute webpage, 14pp.
  • Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L.A. (2018) Understanding backyard poultry keepers and their attitudes to biosecurity., Report published on EPIC website.
  • Byg, A.; Novo, P.; Kyle, C. (2017) Portlethen Moss - what do you think about it?, Report on a Workshop with Local Residents, Portlethen Church Hall, 25 May 2017, 21pp.
  • Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L.-A. (2017) Smallflocks and biosecurity - preliminary report., Report for Scottish Government.
  • Troldborg, M.; Duckett, D.; Hough, R.; Kyle, C. (2017) Developing a foundation for reclaimed water use in Scotland., CREW Report, CRW2013_16.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Kyle, C. (2015) Putting the Ecosystem Approach into practice - what can it do for you?, Report of a Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) Dialogue Session, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, 28 September 2015.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Akoumianaki, I.; Kyle, C.; Holstead, K.L.; Morris, S. (2015) Benefits of private water supply grants report., CREW Report, CRW2013_14.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Howard, B.; Kyle, C.; Martin-Ortega, J. (2015) Applying payments for ecosystem services., Report of a Workshop, Edinburgh, 24 February 2015.
  • Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Byg, A.; Kyle, C. (2015) Scotland's peat bogs, what do you think about them? - II., Report by The James Hutton Institute, Scottish Rural Collage and Climate Exchange (CxC), January 2015.
  • Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Byg, A,; Kyle, C. (2015) Scotland's peat bogs, what do you think about them?, Report on the Proceedings of a Workshop, The James Hutton Institute, Scottish Rural College and Climate Exchange (CxC).
  • Holstead, K.L.; Eastwood, A.; McVittie, A.; Kyle, C.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Nijnik, M. (2014) EAWG5: Update on valuations and values meeting report., Report from EAWG5, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 11 June 2014.
  • Gilbert, A.; Kyle, C. (2013) James Hutton Institute staff survey results 2013., Internal Report to FCS: Human Resources, The James Hutton Institute, May 2013.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Eastwood, A.; Banks, E.; Black, H.I.J.; Brown, I.; Brooker, R.; Coull, M.C.; Irvine, R.J.; Kyle, C.; Macleod, K.; McVittie, A. (2012) Integrated frameworks to support the ecosystem approach., EAWG3 Workshop Report.

  • Dinnie, E.; Kyle, C.; Marshall, K. (2019) Can local food growing really help to deliver more sustainable food systems? Linking everyday practices with macro social change., Sixth BSA Food Study Group Conference: Food Systems and Society, Monash University, Prato, Italy, 24-25 June 2019. Powerpoint presentation, 9 slides.
  • Byg, A.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Novo, P., Kyle, C. (2017) Qualitative work on public perceptions of peatlands in Scotland., Flow Country Conference IV, Thurso, 21-24 March 2017.
  • Byg, A.; Martin-Ortéga, J.; Glenk, K.; Novo, P.; Kyle, C. (2016) Exploring the multiple values of peatbogs through participatory approaches, Conference on 'Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making', University of Kent, Canterbury, 19-20 July 2016.
  • Duckett, D.; McKee, A.; Sutherland, L.A.; Kyle, C. (2015) Scenario planning as a communicative action., Policy and Politics Annual Conference, University of Bristol, 15-16 September 2015.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Rhind, S.M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Poggio, L.; Kyle, C.E.; Mayes, R.W.; Aalders, I.H.; Osprey, M.; Ross, J.; Cuthbert, A. (2011) Distribution of PAHs across the soils of Scotland., International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference, St John's College, Cambridge, 24-27 July 2011. Conference Proceedings, pp.18-19.
  • Rhind, S.M.; Kyle, C.E.; Mackie, C.; Telfer, G. (2007) PCB and PBDE accumulation in adult and fetal sheep grazing sludge treated pastures., Proceedings of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Norwich, 5-6 September 2007.
  • Archer, Z.R.; Rhind, S.M.; Findlay, P.A.; Kyle, C.E.; Thomas, L.; Adam, C.L. (2001) Contrasting hypothalamine responses to increased adiposity and food intake in sheep., European Congress on Obesity, 11th, Vienna, May 2001.

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