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Bethan is researcher with expertise in agricultural production, food security and the circular economy. 

Her interests lie in what motivates behaviour change and the evaluation of its impact using quantitative modelling techniques from economics and psychology, as well as systems thinking. She has expertise in the development and analysis of theory-based behaviour change surveys and choice experiments.

Bethan is also interested in policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation and has experience of with the analysis of large-scale administrative data and system dynamic modelling. She has strong analytical skills and can apply a range of statistical and machine learning approaches to data analysis and present findings to a wide variety of audiences.  She also has experience of leading multi-stakeholder workshops on complex topics, bringing together a variety of perspectives to produce a shared view.

Prior to her PhD Bethan worked as a management consultant in a range of project management and analytical roles with clients in international development, finance, and government, managing diverse and remote teams.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh


Award Date: 30 Nov 2018

Master, Food Security, University of Edinburgh


Award Date: 30 Sept 2014

Bachelor, Philosophy, Politics, Economics, University of Oxford


Award Date: 30 Sept 2004

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