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Dr Rupert Hough

Dr Rupert Hough

Rupert Hough

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

James Hutton Institute
Errol Road


Rupert is an environmental / soil scientist with expertise in risk modelling and exposure assessment. He is Scinece Group Leader of Information and Computational Sciences at the James Hutton Institute.  In his current position, Rupert uses risk-based methods to aid decision making and management of specific problems. Such methods have wide applicability and Rupert has used them for evaluation of both human and ecological problems; from finding appropriate ways to reduce dietary exposures to heavy metals, through to managing peat erosion under given climate change scenarios

Leading Ideas

  • Livestock Welfare
  • Food Safety
  • Animal Health & Welfare

Area of Strategic Research Programme

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

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.2 - Livestock Production, Health, Welfare, and Disease Control
  • 2.2.6 Animal disease epidemiology
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.3.3 Disease threats in the environment
  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.1 - Improving Primary Produce
  • 3.1.3 Food safety