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Christina Noble

Staff picture: Christina Noble
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social Scientist in Agricultural Innovation
christina.noble@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)
 

I am a qualitative social scientist in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group, joining in 2018. I have a background in human geography, and enjoy research in rural areas working with different land users in the countryside. My current role explores agricultural innovation, exploring ways in which to help farmers move towards more sustainable practices. 

 

My PhD on 'Return Migration and Belonging in Ireland', was completed in 2018 from the University of Aberdeen. The research focused upon return migration from Irish-born citizens returning to the predominately rural counties across the west and south coasts of Ireland during 1991-2011. This was a period of great change in Ireland and using a mobilities-led theoretical approach, I explored issues of belonging, identity and materiality for these returning migrants. Situated in a rural context, I was able to explore the unique place of rural Ireland and how it shapes identity and belonging. 

 

From my PhD and past academic experience, I have developed extensive knowledge of many qualitative methods, including life-story interviews, video-diaries, participant observation and focus groups. 

 

Current research interests

  • SALSA: Small farms, small food businesses and food security and nutrition, European Commission-funded H2020 project

 

  • AGRILINK: Farmer advisory services and the uptake of precision farming in North-East Scotland , European Commission-funded H2020 project

 

 

 

Past research

  • Transparency of Land Ownership in Scotland, International Comparisons for Scotland,  Scottish Government 2018

Bibliography

  • 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.,

  • 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.,

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