Julie is a specialist concerning knowledge exchange within the agricultural community and knowledge processes within the context of sustainable agriculture and natural resource protection, with particular reference to soil. Her research on knowledge systems has also covered farmer knowledge, attitudes, motivations for uptake of agronomic practices and agri-environmental schemes. Her recent research has looked at social learning and co-innovation processes; boundaries; and socio-technical regime transition towards sustainable agriculture; effective demonstrations; digital agriculture. Julie has led Work Packages in numerous European Horizon 2020 and FP7 projects. She ahs long term experience working internationally, more recently in Indonesia with climate smart farmers and coordinating a Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshops (Egypt and S Africa).
||Agricultural advisers and the transition to sustainable soil management in England: an analysis of the role of knowledge and knowledge processes
||University of Gloucestershire
||Soil Survey and Pedology
||University of Reading
||Natural Environmental Science
||University of Sheffield
Julie has twice been awarded ‘Paper of Year’ award in 2014 and 2015 from the Journal of Agricultural Extension and Education and received the University of Gloucestershire’s ‘Research and Scholarship’ award in 2017. She was also awarded an OECD Research Fellowship in winter 2018-19 when she collaborated with the University of Queensland, Australia, and CIFOR and the University of Indonesia.
Membership of professional bodies
Fellow Institute of British Geographers/ Royal Geographical Society
Steering committee for the International Farming Systems Association
Organising Committee International Adviser: International Conference on Innovations in Technology and Management for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU), Jaipur, India, Feb 1-3, 2019
Editorial Team: Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Editorial Board: Frontiers In Sustainable Food Systems; Open Agriculture; Geografia - Malaysian Journal of Society and Space.