Dr Amy Proctor
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8506
- Address: Centre for Rural Economy
School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development,
University of Newcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne
PhD Geography (University of Hull, 2005)
BA (Hons) Geography, First Class (University of Hull, 2001)
Amy is an experienced social scientist whose research has focused on agricultural extension and rural expertise. She has particular interests in the role of advisers as knowledge brokers between science, rural policy and land management practitioners and the vernacular expertise of farmers and advisers and how such expertise is developed and exchanged.
Amy is a researcher on the ESRC’s £3m Centre for Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus. This is a large and complex project where she has been leading efforts to develop the methodological framework underpinning the case study work of the centre and managing relationships with key partners across Government.
Amy is Co-I on the Defra-funded ‘Sustainable Intensification Platform’ (SIP) where she has been leading on engagement between Defra, the platform and advisory professionals, including organising, promoting and disseminating outputs from high-profile, interactive workshops. Amy is also assistant coordinator of Landbridge, an ESRC funded knowledge exchange network for rural professionals which aims to provide a platform for interprofessional learning and debate among advisors from across the professions and to provide opportunities for two way exchange with the research community.
Amy is a member of AFRD's Athena SWAN Committee
For a full list of my publications please see my Google Scholar Profile
Amy's research has focused on agricultural extension and rural expertise. She also has interests in understanding the nature and and impact of knowledge exchange within research and how stakeholders engage in this process and to what effect. Amy helped to develop SIAM (Stakeholder Impact Analysis Matrix), an analytical tool for exploring how RELU has influenced policy and practice and how stakeholders engaged in the research programme.
Recent Research Projects and Contracts
- ESRC Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) 2016-2018
- Defra Sustainable Intensification Platform Project 2 2014-2017
- Linking research and the professions (with AIC, HGCA and AICC) 2014-2016
- Developing knowledge transfer strategies in nitrogen efficiency in agricultural systems (2014-2015)
Current PhD Students
Amy has led and been involved in teaching and supervision for the following undergraduate modules:
ACE1010 Environment and Land Use Field Course
ACE8047 Food and Rural Development Work Placement
ACE2061 Environmental Management Skills
ACE2066 Academic and Professional Skills 2
ACE8050 The contemporary Countryside
ACE3099 Agribusiness Management Dissertation
- Phillipson J, Proctor A, Emery S, Lowe P. Performing Inter-Professional Expertise in Rural Advisory Networks. Land Use Policy 2016, 54, 321-330.
- Phillipson J, Proctor A, Lowe P. Strengthening the links between the UK strategy for agricultural technologies and farm advisory professions. Natural Environment Research Council: Living with Environmental Change, 2014. LWEC Policy and Practice Notes Series 12.
- Phillipson J, Proctor A, Lowe P, Donaldson A. Veterinary Field Expertise and Knowledge Exchange. In: Henry, C, ed. Veterinary Business and Enterprise: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Cases. Saunders Ltd, 2013. In Press.
- Klerkx L, Proctor A. Beyond fragmentation and disconnect: Networks for knowledge exchange in the English land management advisory system. Land Use Policy 2013, 30(1), 13-24.
- Phillipson J, Proctor A. Could advisers of land managers work more effectively across professions?. Swindon: Living with Environmental Change, 2013. LWEC Policy and Pratice Notes Series 3.
- Phillipson J, Lowe P, Proctor A, Ruto E. Stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange in environmental research. Journal of Environmental Management 2012, 95(1), 56-65.
- Proctor A, Donaldson A, Phillipson J, Lowe P. Field expertise in rural land management. Environment and Planning A 2012, 44(7), 1696-1711.
- Proctor A, Lowe P, Phillipson J, Donaldson A. Veterinary field expertise: using knowledge gained on the job. Veterinary Record 2011, 169(16), 408-410.
- Proctor A, Phillipson J, Lowe P, Donaldson A. Ecologists as Farm Advisors: Using Knowledge gained on the job. In Practice 2011, 74, 16-18.
- Enticott G, Donaldson A, Lowe P, Power M, Proctor A, Wilkinson K. The changing role of veterinary expertise in the food chain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2011, 366(1573), 1955-1965.
- Proctor A, Phillipson J, Lowe P, Donaldson A. Field Advisers as Agents of Knowledge Exchange. University of Newcastle upon Tyne: Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, 2011. Rural Economy and Land Use Programme Policy and Practice Note Series 30.
- Phillipson J, Liddon A, Proctor A. Telling Stories: Accounting for Knowledge Exchange. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, 2010. Rural Economy and Land Use Programme Briefing Paper 10.
- Mangan J, Proctor A, Gibbs D. External influences on the Humber Estuary ports, the largest concentration of activity in the UK. In: Notteboom, T; Ducret, C; de Langen, P, ed. Ports in Proximity: Competition and Coordination among Adjacent Seaports. Surrey: Ashgate, 2009, pp.225-233.
- Gibbs D, Deutz P, Proctor A. Industrial Ecology and Eco-industrial Development: A Potential Paradigm for Local and Regional Development?. Regional Studies 2005, 39(2), 171-183.