Hi I'm
Dr Sam Beechener

  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Location: Craibstone Campus
  • Expertise:
    • Policy

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I am a social-scientist with a background in the agrifood sector and a particular interest in multi-disciplinary approaches. The projects I’m involved in are wide-ranging – recent examples extend from the tropical peatlands of Africa, Indonesia and South America to farms and crofts closer to home in Scotland. All, however, united by a common-theme of collaborative working. Away from the office you’ll find me enjoying the outdoors.

Areas of expertise and interests

  • Policy

I'm currently working on

  • A study investigating aspects of ear-tag loss and retention in cattle and sheep in Scotland.

  • A UK-wide project exploring drivers and barriers impacting the uptake of sustainable parasite control programmes in sheep.

  • An international study of the opportunities to apply precision livestock farming technologies in the small ruminant sector.

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