Dr Jayne Glass

Dr Jayne Glass

Land Use Policy Researcher
Department of Rural Environment, Economics and Society

Rural Policy Centre

Research interests 

My research focuses on land reform and land use policy in rural Scotland. I have undertaken a range of theoretical and applied research and consultancy projects, frequently working with land managers and other stakeholders, and focussing on:

  • land ownership and rural estates;
  • community engagement and stakeholder participation;
  • deer and grouse management;
  • sustainable rural development; and
  • community resilience.

A particular interest is how land use decisions are made and how the process of decision-making affects/is affected by local communities. I am experienced in managing research projects and working in interdisciplinary teams to produce accessible and functional outputs that can be used easily by the wider policy and practice communities that surround my research interests.

I joined the Rural Policy Centre in 2019 as a Land Use Policy Researcher and I have been an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh since 2016. I completed my doctoral research on sustainable development and rural land ownership at the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2011 (awarded by the University of Aberdeen). I have an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh and an MA(Oxon) in Geography from Hertford College, Oxford.

Selected research projects

  • Local assets, local decisions and community resilience
    Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 Work Package 3.4 Communities and Wellbeing, Research Deliverable 3.4.4.
  • Socio-economic impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland
    Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 and SRUC Underpinning Policy Support (2018-2019).
  • Review of international experience of community, communal and municipal ownership of land
    Research for the Scottish Land Commission to inform their strategic priority relating to community land ownership in Scotland (2018-2019).
  • Review of the effectiveness of current community ownership mechanisms
    Research for the Scottish Land Commission to support the expansion of community ownership in Scotland (2018).
  • Research on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of ownership elsewhere in the world
    Research for the Scottish Land Commission to review approaches taken in other countries to restricting who can own land and how much they can own (2017-2018).

Teaching

Course Organiser: Participation in Policy and Planning (postgraduate module on the SRUC/University of Edinburgh MSc Ecological Economics).

PhD students

  • Alasdair Bachell (University of the Highlands and Islands)
    Examination of the potential for the refurbishment of historic hydro power generation for the benefit of local communities in the Highlands and Islands region.

Selected publications

  • Mc Morran, R., Lawrence, A., Glass, J., Hollingdale, J., McKee, A., Campbell, D. and Combe, M. (2018). Review of the effectiveness of current community ownership mechanisms and of options for supporting the expansion of community ownership in Scotland. Scottish Land Commission, Commissioned Report.
  • Atterton, J., Copus, A., Glass, J., et al. (2018). After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in Scotland. Newcastle University and SRUC.
  • Glass, J., Bryce, R., Combe, M., Hutchison, N., Price, M. F., Schulz, L., & Valero, D. E. (2018). Research on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of land ownership elsewhere in the world. Scotland: Scottish Land Commission Commissioned Report No. 001.
  • Macdonald, C., Glass, J. and Creamer, E. (2017). What Is The Benefit Of Community Benefits? Exploring local perceptions of the provision of community benefits from a commercial wind energy project. Scottish Geographical Journal, 133, 172-191.
  • Glass, J.H., Price, M.F., Warren, C.R. and Scott, A.J. (2013). Lairds, Land and Sustainability: Scottish perspectives on upland management. Edinburgh University Press.

Dr Jayne Glass

Jayne Glass

Land Use Policy Researcher

Address: Room 312, Peter Wilson Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

Telephone: 0131 535 4332

E-mail: jayne.glass@sruc.ac.uk