Anna Lawrence

Professor

  • PH1 2NX

    United Kingdom

  • 1190 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
19992020

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Personal profile

Research expertise

  • External examiner/opponent for PhD defences in five countries
  • UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe): Coordinating Lead Author for Study on Forest Ownership in the UNECE region. June 2017-Jan 2019
  • Lead researcher, evaluation of ‘Making Local Woods Work’, a UK wide programme of support to growing woodland-based social enterprise.
  • Collaboration with SRUC on ‘Review of the effectiveness of current community ownership mechanisms and of options for supporting the expansion of community ownership in Scotland’ commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission. 2018.
  • Guest Professor, University of Padua, Italy, Dec 2017-Jan 2018: designed and taught module on ‘Social Forestry’ available to post-graduate students in forestry and related subjects
  • Guest Professor, BOKU (University of Land Sciences) Vienna: module on ‘Participation revisited: citizen science, community research and change’ delivered to students from across bachelor, masters and PhD, and range of departments April 2017
  • UNECE: Lead author “Social Aspects of Green Economy –Study Paper on Forest Sector Workforce” 2017. 
  • “Value from supporting local forestry businesses – a scoping study” lead author of consultancy report by Forest Policy Group to Forestry Commission Scotland, 2017-18
  • Vice Chair, COST Action FP1201 Forest Land Ownership Changes in Europe: Significance for Management and Policy (FACESMAP). Co-led 30 country collaboration to share knowledge and draw wider lessons on changing forest ownership across Europe. Leader of two sub-groups: comparisons of community forest ownership models in Italy, Slovakia, Sweden and UK; and a synthesis model of advisory systems for private forest owners in 11 countries. 2013-17.
  • Domain Expert for forest governance: SIMWOOD Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood. EU FP7 Project No. 613762. Follow-up consultancy: ‘Evidence review on factors affecting mobilisation of wood’

Research interests

  • Researcher, teacher and programme leader in social forestry and action research, over 30 years, in more than 25 countries.
  • Established the Human Ecology research programme at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University (2001-2008)
  • Head of Social and Economic Research at Forest Research (the Forestry Commission’s research institute) (2008-2015)
  • Independent consultant, visiting professor, and director of Random Forest Research since 2015

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in International Development, University of Reading, UK
  • MSc in Forestry, University of Oxford, UK
  • BA Natural Sciences (Botany) (First Class), University of Cambridge, UK

Research links

  • Chartered Forester – professional member, Institute of Chartered Foresters; Board Member, Educational & Scientific Trust
  • Editorial Board member: Citizen Science: Theory and Practice
  • Member, Royal Scottish Forestry Society, and member of Editorial Board, Scottish Forestry, from December 2014
  • Member of Evaluation Panel, Community Asset Transfer Scheme, Forest Enterprise Scotland 

In 2007 Anna was awarded the James Martin Fellowship in Forest Governance, Oxford University.  She gave the 2006 Distinguished Ethnobotanist lecture, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on 24 October 2006.

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Research Output

Extension, advice and knowledge systems for private forestry: Understanding diversity and change across Europe

Lawrence, A., Deuffic, P., Hujala, T., Nichiforel, L., Feliciano, D., Jodlowski, K., Lind, T., Marchal, D., Talkkari, A., Teder, M., Vilkriste, L. & Wilhelmsson, E., 1 May 2020, In : Land Use Policy. 94, p. 104522

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    Forest ownership changes in Europe: State of knowledge and conceptual foundations

    Weiss, G., Lawrence, A., Hujala, T., Lidestav, G., Nichiforel, L., Nybakk, E., Quiroga, S., Sarvašová, Z., Suarez, C. & Živojinović, I., 1 Feb 2019, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 99, p. 9-20 12 p.

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  • 21 Citations (Scopus)

    Learning about forest ownership and management issues in Europe while travelling: The Travellab approach

    Feliciano, D., Blagojević, D., Böhling, K., Hujala, T., Lawrence, A., Lidestav, G., Ludvig, A., Turner, T., Weiss, G. & Zivojinovic, I., 1 Feb 2019, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 99, p. 32-42 11 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Local government and urban forest governance: insights from Scotland

    Van Der Jagt, A. P. N. & Lawrence, A., 2 Jan 2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 34, 1, p. 53-66 13 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Press / Media

    Barry Sixth forms united through A-level success

    Anna Lawrence

    15/08/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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    High school seniors honored at Superintendent’s Awards

    Anna Lawrence

    11/05/16

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Umeå University stands strong in global ranking

    Anna Lawrence

    23/03/16

    1 item of Media coverage

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