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Ruth Wilson

Staff picture: Ruth Wilson
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Research Assistant - Mixed Methods
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Ruth is a research assistant 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 remote areas, place-based policy and community resilience.

Current research interests

  • Lived experiences of remote, rural and island societies and cultures
  • Community dynamics, identity and belonging
  • The relationship betwen technological 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.