• West Mains Road, Kings Buildings, Peter Wilson Building

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

20082024

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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Integrated assessment of the economic and environmental implications of greenhouse gas reduction practices in agriculture
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of pollution mitigation practices
  • Farmers' perceptions and choices in sustainable practice adoption
  • Evaluation of low carbon policy interventions

Personal profile

I am interested in the socio-economic aspects of sustainable agriculture and work with interdisciplinary methods to understand better how to reduce the environmental effects of agricultural production. My research spans across topics, including the cost-effectiveness of mitigation practices, environmental co-effects, farmers’ perceptions and the assessment of policy instruments. Besides developing and leading research projects, I supervise PhD projects and work with a range of stakeholders.

Supervision

PhD student (2019 – 2023) Cattle breeding choices: reconciling productivity, sustainability and food security objectives
PhD student (2019 – 2023) Low carbon farming: making carbon accounting relevant to farming and food production
PhD student (2017 – 2022) Modelling short and long term resilience and efficiency of cattle production
PhD student (2017 – 2021) The socioeconomic and environmental aspects of agriculture: a spatial perspective on changing production practices
PhD student (2016 – 2020) Evaluation of participatory extension programmes related to climate change mitigation activities in the agricultural sector in Scotland and New Zealand
PhD student (2015 – 2021) Spatial econometric modelling of land use systems and ecosystem services

Projects

Selected current and recent projects:

  • GCRF (2019-2024) UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub
  • ERA-NET Cofund 2 (2019-2023) Climate Care Cattle Farming System
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre (2019-2020) Study of the adoption of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies by EU livestock farmers
  • Defra (2018-2021) Delivery of Clean Growth through Sustainable Intensification
  • H2020 (2017-2022) Genomic management Tools to Optimise Resilience and Efficiency (GenTORE)
  • NERC (2017-2021) Great Soils Research to deliver Greenhouse Gas REmovals and Abatement Technologies (Soils-R-GGREAT)
  • Scottish Government (2016-2021) RD: 2.3.5 Improving existing GHG reduction measures
  • Committee on Climate Change (2020) Analysis for the CCC’s 6th carbon budget for agriculture and land use
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre (2018-2019) Adoption of nutrient management plans by EU farmers and their impact on farm economics and GHG emissions
  • ClimateXChange (2018-2019) Comparative analysis of farm-based carbon audits
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre (2015-2016) Contribution of Precision Agriculture technologies to farm productivity and the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU
  • Committee on Climate Change (2015) Review and update the UK agriculture MACC to assess the abatement potential for the 5th carbon budget period and to 2050
  • European Commission DG Climate Action (2014) Mainstreaming climate change into rural development policy post 2013
  • European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (2011-2015) Integrating mitigation and adaptation options for sustainable livestock production under climate change (AnimalChange)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The economics of greenhouse gas reduction in the UK agriculture, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 14 Jan 2016

Master, MSc in Ecological Economics, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 5 Dec 2008

Master, Master of Business Administration, Corvinus University of Budapest

Award Date: 14 Dec 2005

Master, BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology, Eotvos Lorand University

Award Date: 8 Feb 2002

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