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Niamh Mahon

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

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Niamh Mahon is an environmental social scientist, with an interdisciplinary background, working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) group at the James Hutton Institute. Niamh is interested in stakeholders’, and in particular farmers’ practices, and their perspectives and understandings of sustainability in farming and the wider food system. 

Before joining the James Hutton Institute, Niamh worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Hull on the Wellcome Trust Funded FIELD project, exploring the sustainable reduction of endemic livestock disease in the UK. She also worked as a research assistant in socio-economics and policy for the Organic Research Centre.

Niamh has a PhD on the development of stakeholder-sensitive indicators of the Sustainable Intensification of UK agriculture and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. 


  • Mahon, N.; Holloway, L.; Clark, B.; Proctor, A. (2023) Doing disease at scale: The case of farm animal lameness, 2023 International ISESSAH Conference, 13-15 June 2023, University of Helsinki, Finland

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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.