Professor Sally Shortall
Duke of Northumberland Professor of Rural Economy
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6882
- Address: Room 3.16
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Newcastle upon Tyne
Professor Sally Shortall is the Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy, in Newcastle University. Her main research interests are the role of women on farms and in rural development, rural development policy more generally, social changes in farming practice and the links between evidence and policy. She has published widely on these topics, including books, peer reviewed journal articles, and policy reports. She is currently president of the European Society for Rural Sociology, and First Vice-President of the International Rural Sociology Association. Sally Shortall has worked with the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). She is currently the PI conducting research on women in agriculture in Scotland with colleagues from the James Hutton Institute. This research is funded by the Scottish Government; She is also PI on an ESRC funded project whicht explores and addresses the regional impacts in Northern Ireland of the global energy-climate-food security nexus. The focus is primarily on global energy availability and climate change and their impacts on regional food security; and she is working with colleagues in the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Belfast on research to establish how best to implement rural proofing measures, and to identify best practice and barriers to best practice.Some examples of academic activities:
- Elected First Vice-President of the International Rural Sociology Association, 2016-2020
- Elected President of the European Society for Rural Sociology. 2015-2017, re-elected 2017-2019
- Appointed assessor for the Swedish Research Council, 2016-2019
- Appointed assessor for the European Commission 2016-2019
- Lead author on ‘Empowering or marginalising farm women – the role of gender specific farming organisations’ shortlisted for the UNU-WIDER and University of Namur project on ‘Gender and Development’. September 2015.
- Awarded the University of Monash, Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine Granger & Cottman Endowment Fund to spend a month in Monash University to do research on rural proofing and to provide briefing papers for the Department of Primary Industries, Australia. 2015. Competitive award.
- Elected to the Economic and Social Research Institute’s (ESRI) Council. 2015-2019
- Appointed expert panel member advising Action for Rural Communities England (ACRE) on their rural village SOS programme. 2015-2016.
- Appointed to the UK Heads and Professors of Sociology (HAPS) Committee. 2015-2018.
- Appointed chair of the UK Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee’s Strategy Sub-Group 2015-2017
- Appointed external assessor to the Research Council of Norway on their interdisciplinary research programme BIONAR (bio-economy) 2014 and 2015.
- Commissioned to prepare briefing information for government departments of the Western Balkans on EU protected foods and how to obtain protected food name status. European Commission 2014.
- Elected to the Executive Committee of the European Society for Rural Sociology. 2013.
- Established six European Research Working Groups affiliated to the European Society for Rural Sociology. 2013.
- Appointed chair of the UK Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee’s sub-group on Diet and Nutrition in Scotland and Northern Ireland 2013-2015
- Appointed as an expert adviser to the OECD rural-urban partnerships study (conducted four case study visits, and wrote the Spanish case study for the final report). 2012-2013.
- Commissioned to prepare briefing information for government departments of the Western Balkans on EU rural development programmes and women. European Commission 2010 and 2011.
- Commissioned to prepare briefing paper for the European Parliament to inform the redesign of the Rural Development Regulation post 2013. Commissioned in 2010.
- Established the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series with the devolved government of Northern Ireland to make research more accessible and useful to policy 2011 http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Research-and-Information-Service-RaISe/Knowledge-Exchange/
- Appointed as a member of the UK Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee 2011
- Appointed Fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College. 2010
- Invited to give keynote address in Melbourne The changing role of women in the global dairy industry, where’s our future? Invitation from Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, in conjunction with Genetics Australia. 2010
- Economic and Social Research Council Knowledge Transfer Research Fellow, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland 2008-2009
- Visiting Research Fellow, Polson Institute of Global Development, Cornell University, USA 2008
- Visiting Research Fellow, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, USA 2008
- Invited by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the UN and the Norwegian Government to investigate gender disaggregated agricultural statistics in Western Europe, Norway, 2006
- Invited to be an Evaluation Expert for the European Science Foundation’s EuroDIVERSITY research programme, Strasbourg, France, 2005
- Invited by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations to prepare and present the Western European case study for their 2002 meeting. Women, agriculture and rural development. Fribourg, Switzerland, October 2002.
ResearchSelected recent research grants:
Shortall, S. (2017). Changing the ground rules? Inclusive debates about women in Scottish agriculture. ESRC Impact Acceleration.
Shortall, S., Frewer, L., Whittingham, M.J., Lietz, G. and A.M. Gatehouse. (2017). Developing a strategic research agenda to promote agri-technology in Tanzania. N8 Internal Research Pump Priming
Shortall, S. (2016) The energy-climate-food security nexus: developing a multi-stakeholder deliberative governance model in Northern Ireland. Economic and Social Research Council
Shortall, S. (2016) Women and agriculture in Scotland. Scottish Government.
Shortall, S. (2015) A conceptual review of rural proofing and the rural champion in Northern Ireland. Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland.
Shortall, S. (2014) Improving Barnardo’s provision of services for rural families of primary school children. Barnardo’s Northern Ireland.
Shortall, S. (2012) Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study, Census Data and Disability Research. Office of the First Minister, and Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland.
Shortall, S. (2012) Gender Mainstreaming the Rural Development Programme. Economic and Social Research Council. ESRC RES/J010316/1
Shortall, S. (2008) Economic and Social Research Council Placement Fellow with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland ESRC RES-173-27-0096
Shortall, S. (2008) Older People for Older People (Northern Periphery Programme, INTERREG).
Shortall, S and European Colleagues (2005) European Food Systems in a Changing World. (European Science Foundation/ COST)
Shortall, S (2004) Public attitudes to the countryside in Northern Ireland. Economic and Social Research Council/ Ulster Farmers’ Union
Shortall, S. and S. Porter (2004) Occupational Health and Safety on Farms in the Armagh and Dungannon Region. Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone, and the Health and Safety Executive
Shortall, S. (2003) Workshop on the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme. Economic and Social Research Council.
Shortall, S. (2000) Gender Proofing CAP Reforms (Peace and Reconciliation Programme) January 2000-July 2001
Shortall, S (1998) Social Exclusion in Rural Areas. £57,000 (European Union LEADER Programme). 1998-2002
Shortall, S. (1998) Social Exclusion in Rural Areas, (European Union LEADER Programme). This research was part of a programme of research undertaken by the former Queen’s Centre for Rural Studies.
Shortall, S. (2011): Funding for Innovative Teaching for the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work. Queen's University Belfast Annual Fund.
Shortall, S. (2005): Learning to write: Communicating post-graduate research to academic, policy and practitioner audiences. Teaching Quality Enhancement Award
Areas of Teaching Competence:
Sociology of Work
Community Development/ Community Studies
Sociology of Organisations
Introduction to Sociology
Gender StudiesPhD Supervision to completion:
Robertson, Arlene. Migrant labour in food processing industries in Northern Ireland. 2012- 2015. DARD funded.
Braunholtz-Speight, Tim. Community, power and land reform in Scotland. Registered with the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland. Defended December 2015, minor revisions. Funded by the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Mason, Karla. Civilised Spaces, Healthy Bodies, Hygienic Souls: Pursuing Purification at the Animal-Human Interface. Completed 2013. DEL funded, with support from the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work.
McVay, Lori. Leadership and rural women: barriers and enablers. Completed 2011. American student, self-funded.
Ni Dhonaill, Caoimhe. Ageing in rural societies: a comparison of Northern Ireland and Zambia. Completed 2012. Funded by the Changing Ageing Partnership.
Roginsky, Sandrine. The Third Sector and Social Change: Comparing Women's Organisations in Northern Ireland and Ile-de-France. Completed 2006. French student. Funded by the Royal IrishExternal examining
- BA and MA Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 2016-2019
- BA Sociology and MA Criminology, Bangor University, Wales. 2010-2013
- BA and MA Sociology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2010-2013
- BSC Rural Development, National University of Ireland 2004-2007
- Senior External Examiner, University of the Highlands and Islands, Rural Studies Degree, Scotland (1999-2002)
External expert evaluating the syllabus of the Rural Studies Degree for the University of the Highlands and Islands, May/ June 1999
- University of Chester, 2018; Monash University, Australia, 2017; University of New South Wales, Australia, 2016; University College Dublin, Ireland, 2014; Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 2014; University of South Australia, 2013; Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 2013; Newcastle University, England, 2012; University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, 2011; University of Durham, England 2008; University of New England, Australia, 2008; Charles Sturt University, Wagga, Australia, 2007; Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2006; University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England 2005; Glasgow University, 2004; University of Manchester, England 2004; National University of Ireland 2004; Manchester University, 2000; University of New South Wales, Australia, 1993.
- Shortall S. How can women achieve their full potential in the agricultural sector?. Rural Economy and Land Use 2018, (Note No. 3).
- Shortall S, Sherry E. Rural proofing in Northern Ireland: An overview and recommendations on guidance, implementation and governance. Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Belfast, 2018.
- Shortall S, Bock B. Gender and Rural Globalization: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford, UK: CAB International, 2017.
- Shortall S, Sherry E. Briefing Paper One: Preliminary recommendations to assist with the development of a guidance framework and monitoring framework for rural proofing related to the Rural Needs Act. 2017.
- Shortall S. Changing Gender Roles in Irish Farm Households: Continuity and Change. Irish Geography 2017, 50(2), 175-191.
- Shortall S, Bock B. Conclusions - future directions. In: Shortall S; Bock B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalisation: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford: CAB International, 2017.
- Shortall S. Gender and Agriculture. In: Shortall, S. and Bock, B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalisation: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford, UK: CAB International, 2017.
- Bock B, Shortall S. Gender and rural globalisation: an introduction ot international perspectives on gender and rural development. In: Shortall, S. and Bock, B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalisation: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford: CAB International, 2017.
- Shortall S, McAreavey R. Gender, Migration and Development: Can advocacy groups be more of a hindrance than a help?. Social Sciences 2017, 6(2), 49.
- Doebler S, McAreavey R, Shortall S. Is racism the new sectarianism? Negativity towards immigrants and ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2015. Ethnic and Racial Studies 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Shortall S. Rural and gender identity. In: Shortall, S. and Bock, B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalisation: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford: CAB International, 2017.
- Shortall S, Sutherland LA, McKee A, Hopkins J. Women in farming and the agriculture sector. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 2017.
- Shortall S. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. In: The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies. London and New York: Routledge/Falmer, 2016.
- Shortall S. Gender and identity formation. In: Brown, D. and Shucksmith, M, ed. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies. London and New York: Routledge/Falmer, 2016.
- Doebler S, Ryan A, Shortall S, Maguire A. Informal care-giving and mental ill-health - differential relationships by workload, gender, age and area-remoteness in a UK region. Health & Social Care in the Community 2017, 25(3), 987-999.
- Shortall S, Alston M. To rural proof or not to rural proof: a comparative analysis. Politics & Policy 2016, 44(2), 35-55.
- Shortall S. Are EU attempts to gender mainstream realistic? The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as an example. New York: Columbia University, 2015. CritCom. A Forum for Research and Commentary on Europe.
- Shortall S. Gender mainstreaming and the Common Agricultural Policy. Gender Place and Culture 2015, 22(5), 717-730.
- Glenna L, Shortall S, Brandl B. Neoliberalism, the University, Public Goods, and Agricultural Innovation. Sociologia Ruralis 2015, 55(4), 438-459.
- Shortall S, Bock B. Rural women in Europe: the impact of place and culture on gender mainstreaming the European Rural Development Programme. Gender Place and Culture 2015, 22(5), 662-669.
- Shortall S. Farming, identity and well-being: managing changing gender roles within Western European farm families. Anthropological Notebooks 2014, 20(3), 67-81.
- Shortall S. Gender mainstreaming or strategic essentialism? How to achieve rural gender equality. In: Pini, B., Brandth, B and Little, L, ed. Feminisms and Ruralities. Lexington Books, 2014.
- Shortall S. Using Scientific Knowledge in Policy Making: The Importance of Organisational Culture. In: Fleck, C. and Hess, A, ed. Knowledge for Whom? Public Sociology in the Making. Ashgate, 2014, pp.145-162.
- Shortall S, Kelly R. Reviewing the EU Rural Development Programme. 2013. Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series Briefing Report.
- Shortall S. Sociology, knowledge and evidence in rural policy making. Sociologia Ruralis 2013, 53(3), 265-271.
- Shortall S. Using evidence in policy: The importance of mediating beliefs and practices. Sociologia Ruralis 2013, 53(3), 349-368.
- Shucksmith M, Brown D, Shortall S, Warner M, Vergunst J. Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the UK and the US. London and New York: Routlede/Falmer, 2012.
- Shortall S. Bringing evidence into policy-making. Agenda NI - Magazine for Northern Ireland's Decision Makers 2012, 7, 140.
- Shortall S, Warner M. Rural Transformations: Conceptual and Policy Issues. In: Shucksmith, M., Brown, D., Shortall, S. and Warner, M, ed. Rural Transformations and Rural Polices in the UK and US. London: Routledge, 2012.
- Radford K, Shortall S. Social enterprising communities: the dynamics and readiness for service innovation. In: Farmer, J., Hill, C. and Muñoz, S.A, ed. Socially Enterprising Communities: Service Co-Production in Rural Areas. UK/USA: Edgar Publishing, 2012.
- Shortall S. The Role of Subjectivity and Knowledge Power Struggles in the Formation of Public Policy. Sociology 2012, 4(6), 1088-1103.
- Shortall S. What counts as evidence? The complexities of providing evidence to inform public policy. 2012. Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series Briefing Report.
- Shortall S. Women and Rural Development: Gender mainstreaming. 2012. The Rural Network Northern Ireland Factsheet 10.
- Shortall S. Women working on the farm: how to promote their contribution to the development of agriculture and rural areas in Europe. European Parliament Brussels, 2010. IP/B/AGRI/IC/2010_090.
- Shortall S. An Evidence Base to Inform Rural Policy: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland, 2010. In Preparation.
- Shortall S, Warner ME. Social Inclusion or Market Competitiveness? A Comparison of Rural Development Policies in the European Union and the United States. Social Policy and Administration 2010, 44(5), 575-597.
- McDonagh J, Varley T, Shortall S. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.
- Roginsky S, Shortall S. Civil society as a contested field of meanings. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 2009, 29(9/10), 473-487.
- Shortall S. Does rural proofing make sense?. Scotland: Centre for Remote and Rural Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands, 2009.
- Shortall S, Byrne A. Gender and sustainability in rural Ireland. In: Mcdonagh, J., Varley, T., Shortall, S, ed. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009, pp.287 - 302.
- Shortall S. Policy making for rural proofing. Public Servant. 2009.
- Porter S, Shortall S. Stakeholders and perspectivism in qualitative policy evaluation: A realist reflection. Public Administration 2009, 87(2), 259-273.
- McDonagh J, Varley T, Shortall S. Sustainability and getting the right balance in rural Ireland. In: McDonagh, J., Varley, T., Shortall, S, ed. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009, pp.381 - 384.
- Varley T, McDonagh J, Shortall S. The politics of rural sustainability. In: McDonagh, J., Varley, T., and Shortall, S, ed. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009, pp.1 - 24.
- Shortall S, Porter S, Nugent R. Research Report on Health and Safety on Farms. Health and safety executive, 2008.
- Shortall S. Are rural development programmes socially inclusive? Social inclusion, civic engagement, participation, and social capital: Exploring the differences. Journal of Rural Studies 2008, 87(2), 450-457.
- Shortall S, Warner ME. Growth Coalitions and Rural Development Police in the EU and the US. EuroChoices 2008, 7(3), 34-37.
- Shortall S. Research Brief: The good life? Farming, Health and Safety. Belfast: Health and Safety Executive, 2008.
- Warner M, Shortall S. Understanding EU and US Rural Policy Differences. Rural New York Minute 2008, (20).
- Bock B, Shortall S. Rural Gender Relations: Issues and Case Studies. Oxford: CAB International, 2006. In Preparation.
- Shortall S. Conclusions: future directions for rural gender research. In: Bock, B. and Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, 2006, pp.405 - 413.
- Shortall S. Economic Status and Gender Roles. In: Bock, B. and Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, 2006, pp.340 - 355.
- Shortall S. Gender and Farming: an Overview. In: Bock, B., Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, 2006, pp.21 - 30.
- Shortall S. Gender and Rural Politics: an Overview. In: Bock, B. and Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, 2006, pp.243 - 251.
- Pini B, Shortall S. Gender equality in agriculture: Examining state intervention in Australia and Northern Ireland. Social Policy & Society 2006, 5(3), 199-206.
- Shortall S. Research update: A 'green and pleasant' land? Public Attitudes to the Countryside in Northern Ireland. ARK Life and Times Research Update Series 2006, (47).
- Shortall S. Political Climate and Gender Relations: Northern Ireland Politics and Farm Women. In: Little, J. and Morris, C, ed. Critical Studies in rural Gender Issues. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
- Shortall S. Politics, gender and the farmyard. Canadian Woman Studies 2005, 24(1), 42-49.
- Shortall S. Examining Rural Development Practice from a Gender Perspective. In: Konecny, M, ed. EU Accession and Agriculture: Making CAP work for people and the environment. Brussels: Friends of the Earth, 2004, pp.77 - 80.
- Shortall S. Exclusion Zones: Inadequate Resources & Civic Rights in Rural Areas. Sociologia Ruralis 2004, 44(1), 40-42.
- Shortall S. Gender aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy. In: Konecny, M, ed. EU Accession and Agriculture: Making CAP work for people and the environment. Brussels: Earth Europe, 2004, pp.37 - 40.
- Shortall S. Social or Economic Goals, Civil Inclusion or Exclusion? An analysis of rural development theory and practice. Sociologia Ruralis 2004, 44(1), 109-123.
- Shortall S. Special issue of Sociologia Ruralis on Social Exclusion. Sociologia Ruralis 2004, 44(1).
- Shortall S. The ‘family farm’- but who owns the land?. The Irish independent 2004.
- Shortall S. The Broad and Narrow: Case Studies and International Perspectives on Rural Women. Rural Society 2004, 14(2), 254-270.
- Shortall S. Time to re-think rural development?. EuroChoices 2004, 3(2), 33-40.
- Shortall S. Women in Rural Areas: A Policy Discussion Document. Cookstown: The Rural Community Network, 2003.
- Shortall S. Agriculture. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press, 2003.
- Shortall S. Common Agricultural Policy. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press, 2003.
- Shortall S. LEADER. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press, 2003.
- Shortall S. Participatory Action Research. In: Miller, R. and Brewer, J, ed. A-Z of Social Research. London: SAGE, 2003.
- Shortall S. Rural Development. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press, 2003.
- Shortall S. Save the West Movement. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press, 2003.
- Shortall S. The Hawthorne Effect. In: Miller, R. and Brewer, J, ed. A-Z of Social Research. London: SAGE, 2003.
- Shortall S. The role women play in sustainable agriculture and rural development in Northern Ireland. Rome: Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, 2002.
- Shortall S. Comparing case studies of farm women across national boundaries. In: Alston, M, ed. Setting the Agenda for Rural Women: Research Directions. Wagga Wagga, Australia: Centre for Rural Research, Charles Sturt University, 2002.
- Shortall S. European policy and gender relations: A case study of Northern Ireland. In: The New Challenge of Women’s Role in Rural Europe. Nicosia, Cyprus: Agricultural Research Institute, 2002, pp.263 - 279.
- Shortall S, Kelly R. Farmers Wives: Women who are off-farm breadwinners and the implications for on-farm gender relations. Journal of Sociology 2002, 38(4), 327-343.
- Shortall S. Gendered Agricultural and Rural Restructuring: A case study of Northern Ireland. Sociologia Ruralis 2002, 42(2), 160-175.
- Shortall S, Kelly R. Gender Proofing CAP ReformsThe Rural Community Network NI. Cookstown: The Rural Community Network NI, 2001.
- Shortall S. In and Out of the Milking Parlour: A Cross-National Comparison of Gender, the Dairy Industry and the State. Women’s Studies International Forum 2001, 23(2).
- Shortall S, Shucksmith M. Rural Development in Practice: Issues arising in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Community Development Journal 2001, 36(2), 122-134.
- Shortall S. Women in the Field: Women, Farming and Organizations. Gender Work and Organization 2001, 8(2).
- Shortall S. Equality Proofing CAP Reform: Pilot Report and Recommendations. Belfast: Gibson Institute for Land, Food and Environment, 2000.
- Shortall S. Gender and Power - Women and Farming. London: Macmillan, 1999.
- O'Connor P, Shortall S. Does the border make the difference? Variations in women’s paid employment, North and South. In: Breen, R., Heath, A. and Whelan, C.T, ed. Irish Society North and South. Oxford University Press, 1999, pp.285 - 318.
- Shortall S. State mediation of gender relations in farming Gender, Farming and Change: Examples from Northern Ireland, Canada and Norway. In: Kasimis, C, ed. Local Responses to Global Integration. Hampshire: Ashgate, 1999.
- Davis J, Shortall S. Towards a brave liberal world? Living with European policies. In: Davis, J, ed. Rural Change in Ireland Belfast. Institute of Irish Studies, 1999, pp.182 - 216.
- Shortall S, Shucksmith M. Integrated Rural Development: Issues arising from the Scottish Experience. European Planning Studies 1998, 6(1), 73-88.
- Shortall S, Brandth B, Verstad B. Special Issue of Sociologia Ruralis on Women and Farming. Sociologia Ruralis 1998, 38(3).
- Shortall S. Women and farming. Sociologia Ruralis 1998, 38(3), 263-265.
- Shortall S, Bryden J. Consequences for the Rural Economy and Society. In: Ehrensaft, P, ed. Rural Restructuring - Future Prospects. Canada: Brandon University Press, 1997.
- Shortall S. Gender, Power and Farming: Northern Ireland, Canada and Norway Compared. In: Leonard, M. and Byrne, A, ed. Gender in Irish Society: A Sociological Profile. Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications, 1997.
- Shortall S. Women, Farming and Access to the Land. Irish Journal of Sociology 1997, 7(2), 111-118.
- Shortall S. Employment programmes for women in rural areas in Northern Ireland. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 1996, 44(4), 491-496.
- Osborne R, Gallagher A, Cormack R, Shortall S. The Implications of the Policy Appraisal and Fair Treatment Guidelines in Northern Ireland. In: McLaughlin, E. and Quirk, P, ed. Policy Aspects of Employment Equality in Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, 1996.
- Shortall S. Training to be Farmers or Wives? Agricultural Training for women in Northern Ireland. Sociologia Ruralis 1996, 36(3), 233-261.
- Shortall S. What are the New Approaches to Rural Development. Economic and Social Review 1996, 27(3), 233-261.
- Shortall S. Farm Women in Europe - Future Research Issues. In: Bryden, J, ed. Towards Sustainable Rural Communities. Canada: University of Guelph, 1994.
- Shortall S. Farm Women’s Groups: Farming or Feminist or Community Groups, or New Social Movements?. Sociology 1994, 28(1), 279-292.
- Shortall S. The Irish Rural Development Paradigm - an Exploratory Analysis. Economic and Social Review 1994, 25(3), 233-261.
- Shortall S. Education and Training Policies. Dublin: Economic and Social Development, NESC, 1993. 95.
- Shortall S. Irish and Canadian Farm Women: Some Similarities, Differences and Comments. The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 1993, 30(2), 172-191.
- Shortall S. Power Analysis and Farm Wives - An Empirical Study of the Power Relationships Affecting Women on Irish Farms. Sociologia Ruralis 1992, XXXII(4), 431-452.
- Shortall S. The Dearth of Data on Irish Farm Wives: A Critical Review of the Literature. The Economic and Social Review 1992, 22(4), 311-322.
- Breen R, Shortall S. The Exchequer Costs of Unemployment Among Unqualified Labour Market Participants. In: Bradley, J. and Fitzgerald, J, ed. The Role of The Structural Funds: Analysis of the Consequences for Ireland in the Context of 1992. ESRI Policy Research Series, 1992, pp.155 - 186.
- Hannan D, Shortall S. Five Years after School: Labour Market and Life Experience of Second-level Leavers. Dublin: ERSI, 1991. 153. In Preparation.