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Lee-Ann Sutherland

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Lee-Ann Sutherland is senior researcher working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group. Raised on a family farm in Canada, she is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background European agrarian development, human-environment relations, and farm-level decision-making. Lee-Ann coordinates the PLAID H2020 project (Peer to Peer Learning:  Accessing Innovation through Demonstration) (2017-2019) and leads the governance WP on SALSA H2020 (Small Farms, Small Food Businesses and Sustainable Food Security).  She also leads the Hutton social science teams in EPIC (Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks) and a stream of work on agricultural restructuring and farm diversification within the RESAS Strategic Work Programme (2016-2021).  Lee-Ann was the coordinating expert for the EIP Agri Focus Group on New Entrants to Farming (2015-2016).  Lee-Ann is an elected member of the European Society for Rural Sociology Executive Committee (2013-present), and chaired the local organising committee for the ESRS congress in Aberdeen (2015).

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