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)
Agricultural extension, expertise exchange within rural land management and rural/environmental policy evaluation
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'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
- Wellcome Trust Thinking forward through the past: Linking science, social science and the humanities to inform the sustainable reduction of endemic disease in British livestock farming 2018-2022 Principal Investigator
- ESRC Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) 2016-2018 Named Researcher
- Defra Sustainable Intensification Platform Project 2 2014-2017 Co-Investigator
- Linking research and the professions (with AIC, HGCA and AICC) 2014-2016 Principal Investigator
Current PhD Students
- Nur Bahiah Mohamed Harris
- Thomas Dixon
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.