Dr Jayne Glass

Centre for Mountain Studies
Perth College UHI
Crieff Road

Jayne Glass
tel: +44 (0)1738 877876

Available to talk to the media about

  • Sustainability
  • Rural communities
  • Rural landownership
  • Upland management
  • Land use policy

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Dr Jayne Glass is a Research Associate at the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College UHI, in Perth.

Jayne's research focuses on the concept of sustainability and how different actors (researchers, policy makers, practitioners, communities) actors can work together more effectively in order to develop and deliver more sustainable outcomes. In particular, Jayne has been a part of the 'Sustainable Estates for the 21st Century' project, a large piece of research studying land ownership and management in rural Scotland.

Prior to joining the Centre for Mountain Studies, Jayne completed an MSc in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh and an MA(Oxon) in Geography at the University of Oxford. Jayne was the UHI Research Student of the Year in 2010.

Current research

Sustainable Estates for the 21st Century: a large project looking at landownership in Scotland's uplands. Jayne is leading the synthesis phase of this project, the results of which will be published in a book published by Edinburgh University Press in 2012.

Research groups/interest

  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Public engagement with science
  • Improving communication between researchers and policy makers

Selected publications

Glass, J.H., Scott, A.S. and Price, M.F. (submitted) The power of the process: adapting the Delphi technique for applied sustainability research.

van der Wal, R., A. Bonn, D. Monteith, M.S. Reed, K. Blackstock, N. Hanley, D. Thompson, M. Evans, I. Alonso, with T. Allot, H. Armitage, N. Beharry-Borg, J. Glass, J. McMorrow, L. Ross, R. Pakeman, S. Perry, D. Tinch (in press). Mountains, Moorlands and Heathlands. In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP, WCMC and DEFRA.

Glass, J.H. (2011). The power of the research process: co-producing knowledge for sustainable upland estate management in Scotland. PhD thesis, University of the Highlands and Islands (awarded by University of Aberdeen).

Glass, J.H., Scott, A.S. and Price, M.F. (2011). Developing a sustainability assessment tool for upland estates. In: S.J. Marrs, S. Foster, C. Hendrie, E.C. Mackey, and D.B.A. Thompson (eds.) The Changing Nature of Scotland. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh.

Reed M.S, Buenemann, M., Atlhopheng J., Akhtar-Schuster M., Bachmann F., Bastin G., Bigas H., Chanda R., Dougill A.J., Essahli W., Evely A.C., Fleskens L., Geeson N., Glass J.H., Hessel R., Holden J., Ioris A., Kruger B., Liniger H.P., Mphinyane W., Nainggolan D., Perkins J., Raymond C.M., Ritsema C.J., Schwilch G., Sebego R., Seely M., Stringer L.C., Thomas R., Twomlow S., Verzandvoort S. (2011). Cross-scale monitoring and assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: a methodological framework for knowledge management. Land Degradation and Development, 22(2), 261-271.

Reed, M.S., Buckmaster, S., Moxey, A.P., Keenleyside, C., Fazey, I., Scott, I., Thomson, K., Thorp, S., Anderson, R., Bateman, I., Bryce, R., Christie, M., Glass, J., Hubacek, K., Quinn, C., Maffey, G., Midgely, A., Robinson, G., Stringer, L.C., Lowe, P., Slee, R. (2011). Policy Options for Sustainable Management of UK Peatlands, IUCN Technical Review 12, IUCN UK Peatland Programme, Edinburgh

Glass, J.H. (2010) Access to the hills: five years on. The Munro Society Journal, December 2010.

Reed, M.S., Evely. A.C., Cundill, G., Fazey. I., Glass, J.H., Laing, A., Newig, J., Parrish, B., Prell, C., Raymond, C. and Stringer, L.C. (2010) What is social learning? Ecology & Society, 15(4):r1

Reed M.S., Bonn A., Slee W., Beharry-Borg N., Birch J., Brown I., Burt T.P., Chapman D., Chapman P.J., Clay G., Cornell S.J., Fraser E.D.G., Glass J.H., Holden J., Hodgson J.A., Hubacek K., Irvine B., Jin N., Kirkby M.J., Kunin W.E., Moore O., Moseley D., Prell C., Price M.F., Quinn C., Redpath S., Reid C., Stagl S., Stringer L.C., Termansen M., Thorp S., Towers W., Worrall F. (2009) The future of the uplands. Land Use Policy, 26S, S204-S216.

Glass, J.H. (2008) Predators going wild? The Scottish Mountaineer, Issue 39 (May 2008): 7-10.