The Rural Research Group is an inter-disciplinary social science research group with members from each of the University’s 4 colleges. Our aim is to support a collection of academics researching issues relating to rural development from the local to the international scale.
The Group runs monthly events, including reading groups, seminars, research planning workshops, postgraduate student events and policy-focused workshops. These help to build a strong community where we share knowledge of ongoing activities, foster collaborative working and engage with external stakeholders who can inform and benefit from our research.
The Group has developed following a major publication, Interpreting Rurality, Multidisciplinary Approaches edited by Dr Gary Bosworth and Professor Peter Somerville. This included contributions from 16 researchers who were members of the group. The book was launched with a debate on the future of rural areas as part of the ESRC’s festival of Social Science. This sparked a blog to continue the debate, share news of rural issues and showcase new research: http://interpretingrurality.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk.
Anyone interested to know more about the Rural Research Group, or wishing to enquire about opportunities to study for an MPhil or PhD should contact Dr Gary Bosworth.
The Group’s current members are:
|University of Lincoln||Dr Gary Bosworth||Geography|
|Prof. Peter Somerville||Social and Political Sciences|
|Dr Chris Phelan||Business|
|Dr Claire Markham||Psychology|
|Dr Eric Ruto||Business|
|Dr Jennifer Jackson||Business|
|Dr Wesley Key||Social and Political Sciences|
|Prof. Martin Hingley||Business|
|Prof. Simon Pearson||Director of LIAT|
|Dr Iain Gould||LIAT|
|Mrs Isobel Wright||LIAT|
|Prof. Matthew Cragoe||College of Arts|
|Dr Martin Elliot-White||Business|
|Prof. David Charles||Business|
|Dr Rupert Hildyard||English and Journalism|
|Dr Anna Tarrant||Social and Political Sciences|
|Prof. Stephen Hall||Life Sciences|
|Susan Marango||Current Mphil/ PhD students|
|Nigel Curry||Visiting Professor|
|Rose Regeneration||Ivan Annibal||Visiting Fellows|
|Strutt and Parker||Jason Beedell|
Current research activities among members of the Rural Research Group cover a range of topics, including: