Jenny McMillan


  • West Mains Road, Kings Buildings, Peter Wilson Building

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

I am an agricultural economist interested in understanding the rural economy.  My research areas include farmer intentions and rural businesses in Scotland.  

My role includes: 

  • Analysis and interpretation of statistical data from large scale surveys using software packages including Stata and Microsoft Excel;
  • Drafting briefings and academic papers on the results of research; and
  • Collaboration with and presentation of findings of research to RESAS, Scottish Government and other stakeholders




I teach modules in Marketing and Environmental Management Systems to Rural Business Management and Environmental Management students. 

Previous employer

Case Officer – Energy Consents Unit.  Scottish Government, Glasgow.  2015 – 2019

Agricultural Officer – Rural Payments and Inspections Division. Scottish Government, Lerwick.  2012 – 2015



  • 2021-2022, RESAS, Scottish Government 'RESAS RD2.4.1 - 2021/22'
  • 2021-2022, RESAS, Scottish Government 'RESAS RD2.4.2 - 2021/22' 


  • 2019-20, RESAS, Scottish Government 'Productivity of Scottish Agriculture' 
  • 2017-2020, Scottish Enterprise 'Impact of changes in the CAP regime on rural (non-agricultural) businesses
  • 2020-2021, RESAS, Scottish Government 'RESAS RD2.4.1 - 2020/21 - Resilience of rural economies to key external drivers' 
  • 2020-2021, RESAS, Scottish Government 'RESAS RD2.4.2 - 2020/21 - How rural economies can adapt to key external drivers' 
  • 2019-2020, Scottish Government 'Research to assess the socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and to understand the rights of gamekeepers.' 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 28 Sep 2018

Bachelor, Scottish Agricultural College & University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 2011


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