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Dr Sophie Tindale

Dr Sophie Tindale

Dr Sophie Tindale

Sophie Tindale

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


>I am a qualitative social researcher working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences research group at the James Hutton Institute. I am a Geographer with experience of research in natural resource management and collaborative governance. My research interests relate to the study of environmental governance - its implementation and evolution, ideas of policy integration, water management and complexity. Some of my current projects have involved evaluating modes of co-produced research to investigate smart delivery of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry, and understanding public attitudes to Natural Flood Management. Visit my profile to find out more.

For SEFARI, my research focuses on whether and how policies to protect Scotland’s natural resources interact and integrate, and how we can better manage natural environments to deliver multiple benefits for all. Specifically, I work with a team identifying lessons for integrating delivery of water quality management and flood risk management policy goals, learning lessons from international examples; and exploring how policy instruments interact to shape the management of soil, water and biodiversity.


Leading Ideas

  • Natural Asset Management
  • Water Resources
  • Sharing Best Land Management Practice

Area of Strategic Research Programme

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

  • Theme 1: Natural Assets
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management

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