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
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
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.
Hannah Chiswell blogs about overcoming challenges in publishing as an Early Career Researcher. The blog offers some practical suggestions on how to deal with publishing and the review process.
Last week Julie Ingram, Hannah Chiswell and Jane Mills traveled to Vienna for a general project meeting as part of the Horizon 2020 AgriDemo-F2F project.
Matt Reed and Hannah Chiswell were interviewed on the Kate Clark show on BBC Gloucestershire yesterday (5th November) about the CCRI events taking place as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The programme can be listened to online until 4th December.