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Dr Jonathan Hopkins

Dr Jonathan Hopkins

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Jonathan Hopkins

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.