Centre for Rural Economy

Staff Profile

Dr Amy Proctor

Lecturer

Background

Area of Expertise 

Amy Proctor is a Social Scientist based in the Centre for Rural Economy, within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University. Her research interests centre upon the challenges and complexities of rural land and livestock management and the knowledge and expertise which underpin this. She is an experienced interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researcher, leading on projects which bring together novel combinations of disciplines to tackle wicked problems. Amy also has interests in understanding the nature and impact of knowledge exchange within research and how stakeholders engage in this process and to what effect.

Amy is PI on the £1.5m Wellcome Trust funded FIELD project and the EU Horizon 2020 EFFECT project. She is also named researcher on the ESRC’s £3m Centre for Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN). Recent projects Amy has been involved in include work for Defra and Natural England, co-designing research with land managers and stakeholders to test new delivery approaches informing two major policies underpinning post-Brexit land management (ELM and the Peatland Strategy for England). 

External roles

2020-Member of UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund Landscape Decisions Programme Steering Committee

2016-Review Editor in Veterinary Humanities and Social Sciences for Frontiers in Veterinary Science Journal


For a full list of my publications please see my Google Scholar Profile

Research

Amy's research has focused on agricultural extension and rural expertise. She also has interests in understanding the nature and impact of knowledge exchange within research and how stakeholders engage in this process and to what effect.

 

Recent Research Projects and Contracts

PhD Students

  • Naomi Oakley (2020-ongoing, PT) 'Social opportunities and barriers to regenerative land management on England's upland peatlands' 
  • Nur Bahiah Mohamed Harris (awarded 2019)


Teaching

Amy has led and been involved in teaching and supervision for the following undergraduate modules:

ACE1040 Academic & Professional Skills

ACE2077 Sustainable Solutions

ACE2061 Site Management & Communication Skills 

ACE3099 Agri-food Business Management and Marketing Dissertation 

ACE3093 Special Study

ACE3908 Dissertation 

Publications