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Professor Andrew Barnes

Professor Andrew Barnes

Andrew Barnes

 0131 535 4042

  andrew.barnes@sruc.ac.uk

Scotland’s Rural College
W Mains Rd
Edinburgh
EH9 3JG

Biography

Andrew is team leader in Innovation and Behavioural Change, Professor or Rural Resource Economics, and department head of Rural Economy, Environment and Society at SRUC. His research focuses on capturing the impacts of policy change and farmer behaviour at the farm catchment level. Work has been conducted on a variety of topics within this area, particularly in terms of understanding attitudes, motivations and perceptions of farmers toward environmental issues and uptake of new technologies. Another strong thread to his research is the measurement of efficiency and sustainability metrics using longitudinal data, and he has adjusted productivity indicators for non-economic factors, such as animal welfare and environmental impact.

Area of Expertise

  • Rural Economy
  • Rural Economy Resilience

Delivery Framework

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.3.12 Increasing uptake of best practice
  • 2.4 - Rural Industries
  • 2.4.1 Resilience of rural economies to key external drivers
  • 2.4.2 How rural economies can adapt to key external drivers