School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Amy Proctor

Research Associate

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. Amy is Co-I on two ongoing projects for Defra and Natural England, co-designing research with land managers and stakeholders to test innovative new delivery approaches which will inform two major policies underpinning post-Brexit land management (ELMS and the Peatland Strategy for England). She is also named researcher on the ESRC’s £3m Centre for Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN).


Amy is assistant coordinator of Landbridge, an ESRC funded knowledge exchange network for rural professionals.  

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 has been at the forefront of developing the research area of veterinary social science. 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

  • Nur Bahiah Mohamed Harris (awarded 2019)
  • Thomas Dixon

Teaching

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


Publications