Staff Profiles: Dr. Hannah Chiswell

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Staff Profile: Dr. Hannah Chiswell
Research Fellow

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Dr. Hannah Chiswell

Research Fellow

Countryside and Community Research Institute

Environmental Sciences

Hannah is a rural social scientist, with a broad interest in primary producers' behaviour in response to policy, and the implications for our land, seas and the wider environment. Her diverse research interests are united by a common aim to engage with stakeholders in complex policy areas.


Hannah is a qualitative social scientist with interests in both rural and marine environments. She is particularly interested in understanding primary producers’ responses to policy and the implications for the environment as a public resource. She is a certified expert in the use of QSR NVivo (qualitative analysis software) and is interested in developing innovative qualitative data collection methods. She is particularly keen for research methods to be co-produced and beneficial for stakeholders and participants.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Politics, University of Exeter: 'Rising to the Food Security Challenge: An Investigation into Family Farm Succession in the South West of England' University of Exeter 2014
PCAP Academic Practice University of Exeter 2018
BA (Hons) Geography University of Plymouth 2010


QSR NVivo – ‘Certified Expert’

ESRI Certified – Arc-GIS Desktop entry

Exegesis Q-GIS introduction

Membership of professional bodies

Member European Society for Rural Sociology

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


More publications from Dr. Hannah Chiswell can be found in the Research Repository.