BA (Hons) Geography, PhD (Politics)
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Hannah started at CCRI in March 2017, after working as a Research Fellow at the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter. Hannah describes herself as a rural social scientist, with a particular interest in farm family behaviour in response to policy, and the implications for land and the environment. Her main research interests include agri-environment schemes, intergenerational farm transfer and farmer learning.
She has a particular interest in the use of qualitative analysis software (NVivo), and she is an ESRI certified user of GIS. Hannah is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
Hannah is currently working on Work Packages for two H2020 projects:
- Books and Book Chapters
- Peer Reviewed Papers
- Conferences and Workshops
- Public Service
- Professional Membership
- Other Activities
Maye, D., Chiswell, H., Vigani, M. and Kirwan, J. (2018) ‘Present realities’ and the need for a ‘lived experience’ perspective in Brexit agri-food governance. Space and Polity, Vol 22, Issue 2, Pages 270-286.
Chiswell, H.M. (in press) ‘From generation to generation: changing dimensions of intergenerational farm transfer’, Sociologia Ruralis.
Chiswell, H.M. and Lobley, M. (2018) It's Definitely a Good Time to Be a Farmer”: Understanding the Changing Dynamics of Successor Creation in Late Modern Society: Successor Creation in Late Modern Society. February. Rural Sociology. DOI 10.1111/ruso.12205. Available online.
Chiswell, H.M. and Wheeler, R. (2016) ‘“As long as you’re easy on the eye”: Reflecting on issues of positionality and researcher safety during farmer interviews’, Area, 48(2): 229-235.
Chiswell, H.M. and Lobley, M. (2015) ‘A Recruitment Crisis in Agriculture? A reply to Heike Fischer and Rob J.F. Burton’s Understanding Farm Succession as Socially Constructed Endogenous Cycles’, Sociologia Ruralis, 5 (2): 150-154.
Chiswell, H.M. (2014) ‘The Importance of Next Generation Farmers: A Conceptual Framework to Bring the Potential Successor into Focus’, Geography Compass 8(5): 300-312.
Chiswell, H. M. (2014) ‘The value of the 1941–1943 National Farm Survey as a method for engagement with farmers in contemporary research’, Area, 46: 426-434.
Chiswell, H.M. (2012) ‘Cultivating narratives: Cultivating successors – A reply to Steiger et al’, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, Winter 2012/13, 3 (2): 25.
Chiswell, H.M. and Lobley, M. (2014) The Impact of the Family Business Growth Programme: A Progress Report, Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter.
August 2016 ‘Becoming a young farmer: young people’s trajectories into farming’ International Rural Sociology World Congress, Toronto, Canada
July 2013 ‘Farmers are back in fashion: Motivations for (potential) livestock farmers’ European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Congress, Florence, Italy
May 2013 ‘The food security challenge: an economic opportunity driving the next generation of farmers?’ European Association for Agricultural Economists (EAAE) PhD conference, Leuven, Belgium
August 2012 ‘Rising to the food security challenge: the importance and absence of successors’, European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) PhD Summer School, Mikkeli, Finland
Chiswell, H.M. (2014) Book review: Lairds, Land and Sustainability: Scottish Perspectives on Upland Management, by Glass J, Price M, Warren C & Scott A (eds.), Environmental Values, 23 (2): 219-248.
Chiswell, H.M. (2014) Book review: The Battle of the Fields: Rural Community and Authority in Britain During the Second World War, by Brian Short (ed.), Journal of Historical Geography, 50: 126-127.
Hannah Chiswell’s recent activities
Next week, Damian Maye, Mauro Vigani and Hannah Chiswell will be travelling to Belgium as part of the SUFISA project on a two-day trip that will involve a project team meeting in Leuven, followed by a stakeholder workshop in Brussels.
CCRI Research Assistant, Hannah Chiswell has recently undergone QSR’s ‘NVivo Certified Expert’ course. The course prepares users to provide expert advice to others in their businesses or organisations. Hannah now plans to deliver several NVivo training courses for users and prospective users here at the University of Gloucestershire.
Our third and final blog post related to rural women comes from Hannah Chiswell (right). As one of the newest members of the CCRI team, she reflects on becoming a rural geographer and her experiences on the way where she has encountered many inspirational women in rural environments.
October 15th 2008 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN recognised ‘International Rural Women’s Day. As a research institute that specialises in rural matters, and having women represented at all levels, the CCRI approached a number of the team to discuss their role in rural research. This week we hear from Julie Urquhart.
The UK SUFISA team are delighted to publish their case study findings: the dairy and inshore fisheries reports are available now.
Damian Maye, Hannah Chiswell, Mauro Vigani and James Kirwan have had a paper accepted for publication in Space and Polity, which looks at how Brexit is being discussed now in two key agricultural sectors, cereals and horticulture