School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Amy Proctor

Research Associate

Background

  • PhD Geography (University of Hull, 2005)

  • BA (Hons) Geography, First Class (University of Hull, 2001)

Area of Expertise 
Agricultural extension, expertise exchange within rural land management and rural/environmental policy evaluation
 
Amy Proctor is an experienced social scientist based in the Centre for Rural Economy, within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University. She has research interests in agricultural extension and rural expertise, focusing on the role of advisers as knowledge brokers between science, rural policy and land management practitioners and the vernacular expertise of farmers and advisers. 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.

Amy is PI on the £1.5m Wellcome Trust funded project  Thinking forward through the past: Linking science, social science and the humanities to inform the sustainable reduction of endemic disease in British livestock farming. She is also named researcher on the ESRC’s £3m Centre for Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN). 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 assistant coordinator of Landbridge, an ESRC funded knowledge exchange network for rural professionals  
Amy is a member of AFRD's Athena SWAN Committee

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

Current PhD Students

  • Nur Bahiah Mohamed Harris
  • 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