BA (Hons) Geography, PgCert (Academic Practice), PhD (Politics), FHEA
Tel: +44 (0) 1242 715314
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 is a certified NVivo expert, delivering training sessions to students and staff throughout the University. As well as this, Hannah is an ESRI certified user of GIS and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Hannah is currently working on Work Packages for two H2020 projects:
She is also part of the research team for following projects:
- Defra ‘Feasibility study for a survey of fishers’
- Natural England ‘Social science evidence for delivery of better agri-environment schemes’
- 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, 22(2): 270-286.
Cooreman, H., Vandenabeele, J., Debruyne, J., Ingram, J., Chiswell, H., Koutsouris, A., Pappa, E. and Marchand, F. (2018) ‘A conceptual framework to investigate the role of peer learning processes at on-farm demonstrations in the light of sustainable agriculture’, International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 2018: 91-103.
Ingram, J., Chiswell, H., Mills, J., Debruyne, L., Cooreman, H., Koutsoruis, A., Pappa, E. and Marchand, F. (2018) ‘Enabling learning in demonstration farms: A literature review’, International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 2018: 29-42.
Chiswell, H.M. (2018) ‘From generation to generation: changing dimensions of intergenerational farm transfer’, Sociologia Ruralis, 58(1): 104-125.
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’, Rural Sociology, 83(3): 630-653. Available online – Open Access.
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.
Maye, D., Kirwan, J., Chiswell, H., Vigani, M., Muñoz Rojas, J., Mathijs, E., Bonjean, I., Hvarregaard Thorsøe, M., Noe, E., Von Münchausen, S., Grivins, M., Aubert, P-M., Nowak, P., and Minarelli, F. (2018) Farmer strategies to manage market uncertainty: commodity level analysis and critique. 13th European IFSA Symposium, 15 July 2018, Chania (Greece)
Chiswell, H. (2016)‘Becoming a young farmer: young people’s trajectories into farming’ International Rural Sociology World Congress, Toronto, Canada, August 2016
Chiswell, H. (2013)‘Farmers are back in fashion: Motivations for (potential) livestock farmers’ European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Congress, Florence, Italy, July 2013
Chiswell, H. (2013)‘The food security challenge: an economic opportunity driving the next generation of farmers?’ European Association for Agricultural Economists (EAAE) PhD conference, Leuven, Belgium, May 2013
Chiswell, H. (2013) ‘Rising to the food security challenge: the importance and absence of successors’, European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) PhD Summer School, Mikkeli, Finland, August 2012
In conjunction with the Academic Development Unit (ADU), I run termly NVivo sessions (introductory and advanced) for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I also contribute to teaching in the School of Natural and Social Sciences, delivering sessions as part of the ‘Contemporary Issues in Environmental Science’ module (NS5212 / NS5213 / NS5214).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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
Since April 2019, a team from CCRI have been working with colleagues from the University of Newcastle on a Defra commissioned project about how commercial fishers and sea anglers engage with marine management and science in England. Project leader, Matt Reed has provided an update on this project which has had extensive public involvement.
The XXVIII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress”Rural Futures in a Complex World” is taking place this week in Trondheim, Norway. A trio of researchers from CCRI will be in attendance and presenting research findings.
Julie Ingram and Hannah Chiswell are currently in Sicily presenting findings from the AgriDemo F2F project at the 24th European seminar on extension (and) education.
Last year, CCRI researchers had a paper published in a special issue of the journal ‘Space and Polity’. Due to the interest in this special edition, which profiled “the varied contributions of geographical inquiry to scholarly debates on the causes, meaning and implications of the UKs decision to Brexit from the EU”, the journal will now be published as a book.
Julie Ingram and Hannah Chiswell will be helping to present the findings of the Agridemo project at the final project conference this week in Brussels.
On May 21st in Brussels a free event will be taking place related to on-farm demonstrations. Hannah Chiswell and Julie Ingram will be there as representatives of the AgriDemo-F2F project