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Ruth Wilson

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Postdoctoral Social Scientist (Mixed Methods)
+44 (0)1224 395 393

Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Ruth is a Postdoctoral Social Scientist in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) group. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen and is passionate about understanding people and society through the creative use of mixed methods.

Ruth works on projects about demographic change in rural and island areas, and community responses to social, environmental and technological change.

Current research interests

  • Lived experiences of rural and island societies and cultures
  • Community dynamics, identity and belonging
  • The relationship betwen technological, environmental and social change

Ongoing projects

Past research

Ruth's PhD explored the nature of rural social relations in an increasingly digitised world. Prior to joining the James Hutton Institute in 2017, she was involved in an AHRC-funded project, with the University of Manchester, about understanding everyday cultural participation, particularly in rural and island societies.

In a previous research career, Ruth worked at the University of Strathclyde in the area of digital libraries, information retrieval and electronic book design.


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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.