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Dr Stephanie Weir

Last modified: November 17, 2023
ACCESS Leadership College Fellows

Senior Research Officer
Scottish Government


The sector(s) I work in: Government

Professional qualifications:

GSR Member 

About the organisation(s) I've worked for

Organisation name:

Scottish Government

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I am a Senior Research Officer in the Agriculture, Food and Drink Analysis Unit, a part of DG Net Zero in the Scottish Government. I lead on the design and management of social research that underpins the decisions being made on the future of agricultural support, working with stakeholders to co-design a tailored and supportive system that will help to meet Scotland’s climate and biodiversity goals. Prior to joining government, I undertook a PhD on the interplays of property rights and ownership in our oceans, and changing marine policy in Scotland.

Key topic areas of research or interest:

My research interests include behaviour change and incentivisation, farming values and attitudes, rural policy making, and equalities and inclusion in farming.  

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