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 - accepted for publication). ‘Present realities’ and the need for a ‘lived experience’ perspective in Brexit agri-food governance. Space and Polity
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
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
A CCRI team has been in Chania in Crete attending the 13th European Farming Systems Symposium (IFSA – European Group) Symposium, which has been looking at ‘Farming systems facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities’
The CCRI has responded to an open invitation from The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) regarding its consultation on “Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit”.
CCRI researcher, Hannah Chiswell, has been awarded a visiting scholarship by the Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki, at their Seinäjoki campus in western Finland.
More than 125 people attended CCRI’s ‘Growing the Future’ Rural Policy workshop held at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.
Julie Ingram is attending the Agridemo F2F project technical review on Monday 26th March in Brussels to represent the case study analysis Work Package which the CCRI leads. She will also be in Leuven on 28th March attending the supra-regional meeting for both Agridemo and the sister project PLAID to review the latest version of the FARMDEMO HUB with actors and stakeholders.