Research EconomistPolicy, Innovation and Behaviour Change
I joined SRUC in September 2015 as research economist. Before SRUC, I worked as fisheries economist with an interest in the natural resource management of capture fisheries. My PhD from the University of Aberdeen focused on fisheries management policy in relation to real-time area fishing closures, and understanding individual fisher behaviour in the context of fish landed and the spatial fishing location choice of Scottish demersal fishers. My main research interest is in the economics of animal health and welfare, prevention and control of animal disease. In collaboration with colleagues from SRUC and other institutes, I am developing a framework for cost benefit and economic welfare analysis that can be applied to future disease scenarios. My current work focusses on the application of these methods to a number of diseases in dairy and beef cattle in Scotland and the UK. I am also interested in farmer behaviour in response to animal disease control options.
I would like my work to contribute to a better integration between economics and epidemiological research in the field of animal health and welfare.
Address: Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group, SRUC, King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG
Telephone: 0131 535 4213