• West Mains Road, Kings Buildings, Peter Wilson Building

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

I am a Research Associate interested in understanding the rural economy further, undertaking research on a variety of topics including farmer intentions, rural businesses and economic infrastructure in rural areas. 

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
  • Collaborating with and presentating the findings of research to RESAS, Scottish Government and other stakeholders. 




I teach modules to students studying on the Environmental Management and Rural Business Management courses.  I also have experience supervising honours projects for Rural Business 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



  •  2022-2027, RESAS, Scottish Government, SRUC - E1 - 1 'Novel insights on Scotland's rural and islands economies (NISRIE)
  • 2022-2029, RESAS, Scottish Government, SRUC - B3 - 1 'Ensuring positive behavioural change for farmers towards best practice for clean growth: economic and behavioural invistigations.' 


  • 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.' 
  • 2021-2022, Plunkett Foundation 'Growing the Community Business Network UK-wide Understanding the 'cold spot' areas where Plunkett Foundation supports fewer community businesses.' 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Applied Economics , University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 8 Nov 2018

Bachelor, Rural Resource Management - 2.1, Scottish Agricultural College & University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 2011


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