View from the South West
My PhD research with farmer and land manager groups across England demonstrated the value of collaborative environmental management, and it is exciting to have the opportunity to explore partnership working in new areas in my role at NICRE, writes Aimee Morse, Research Assistant.
Although I am still a relatively new addition to the NICRE team, having joined as a Research Assistant in January, I have supported the Centre’s work for a couple of years now while completing my PhD at its founding university partner the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI). I facilitated the regular Resilient Rural Reading Group in 2021/2022 with Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, and subsequently convened a session on rural resilience at the 2022 Royal Geographical Society’s Annual Conference. I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue developing some of the themes we discussed during those sessions, such as knowledge exchange networks and spatial justice, with communities, businesses and other local stakeholders in the South West.