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Jonathan Hopkins

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Research Scientist
+44 (0)1224 395312

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Jonathan is a geographer working within the SEGS group at the James Hutton Institute. Jonathan's undergraduate and postgraduate background is in physical geography, including risk perception and responses to flash flooding. Since joining the James Hutton Institute in 2013, most of Jonathan's work has been in the subject areas of social and economic development, and farm changes and diversification. He has also contributed to research on natural flood risk management, using interviews and survey analysis, and has been involved in spatial and quantitative analysis for a range of other projects.

Current research interests

Jonathan is currently contributing to work within the RESAS Strategic Research Programme (2016-2021), including research projects on demographic change in remote areas, place-based policy and implications for policy and service delivery, and changes taking place on Scotland's farms.This work has included analysis related to Scotland's sparsely populated areas, and developing small area indicators of wellbeing. He has also worked on several projects for other funders: some outputs from these are included below.


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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.