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Dr Jonathan Hopkins

Dr Jonathan Hopkins

Dr Jonathan Hopkins

Jonathan Hopkins

 +44 (0)1224 395312

James Hutton Institute



AB15 8QH


Jonathan is a research scientist based in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group at The James Hutton Institute. He is a geographer by background with an interest in measuring social, economic and demographic changes at the small area level, and using survey data to assess changes in farming. Jonathan has contributed to a range of projects in the current (2016-21) and previous (2011-16) Strategic Research Programmes, alongside other work funded by the Scottish Government, European Union and other organisations. He is currently contributing to research on demographic change in remote areas, place-based policy and implications for policy and service delivery, and analysis of intended farm changes with a focus on new entrant farmers and diversification.

Leading Ideas

  • Demographic Change
  • Place-based policy

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.4 - Communities and Wellbeing
  • 3.4.1 Demographic change in remote areas
  • 3.4.2 Place-based policy and its implications for policy and service delivery

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