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
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
Damian Maye and Mauro Vigani will travel to Krakow in Poland next week as the SUFISA project reaches its conclusion with the final policy conference.
Damian Maye, Hannah Chiswell and Mauro Vigani will be in Pisa next week at a project writing retreat as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project, SUFISA
As 2018 draws to a close, CCRI researchers Julie Ingram, Hannah Chiswell and Jane Mills have successfully published a trio of papers in the International Journal of Agricultural Extension.
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.