Dr Rhiannon Naylor

Biography 

  • Joined the RAU in 2011
  • Completed a PhD in Rural Geography in 2013
  • Undertook a Social Research Fellowship at the Department for Food Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 2014-15 working in the Bovine TB policy team

RAU responsibilities

  • Senior Lecturer in Rural Land Management
  • Undertake research for a range of organisations

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research 

Rhiannon has twelve years experience of carrying out research with farmers and land managers, leading the social science elements of large, complex projects that included significant qualitative data collection and analysis, collecting and analysing data from semi-structured interviews and workshops. Between 2014 and 2015 Rhiannon completed a Social Research Fellowship in Defra, undertaking evaluations and reviews of various policy interventions aimed at providing guidance and information to influence farmer behaviour (specifically relating to the management of bovine tuberculosis and support provided as part of Defra’s Farm Level Risk Management project).

Her main areas of interest include:

  • Farmer behaviour and decision making
  • Biosecurity
  • Animal Health
  • Farm level risk management
  • Knowledge exchange

Selected research projects:

  • Defra (Co-Investigator) - Biosecurity Stakeholder Workshop (2019)
  • Defra (Principle-Investigator) - Lessons Learnt: Enhanced Management of Persistent Breakdowns (2015)
  • Defra (Principle-Investigator) - Farm Level Risk Management Evaluation of tranche 1 (2015)
  • Defra (Principle-Investigator) - Exotic Disease Compensation Review – Compensation Behaviours (2015)
  • Defra (Principle-Investigator) - Social Research Fellowship to explore the factors influencing levels of compliance with mandatory and levels of uptake of voluntary bTB control measures (2015)
  • Defra (Co-Investigator) - Social science study to accompany the Badger Vaccine Deployment Project (2010-2014)

Teaching 

Rhiannon mainly teaches on the BA(Hons) Rural Land Management and MSc Rural Estate Management courses. Her teaching focusses on land use policy and planning as well as research skills and dissertation training.

Publications 

  • Maye, D., Enticott, G., and Naylor, R., (2020) Theories of Change in Rural Policy Evaluation. Sociologia Ruralis, 60 (1). pp. 198-221. ISSN 0038-0199
  • Enticott, G., Maye, D., Naylor, R., Brunton, L., Downs, S. and Donnelly, C. (2020) An Assessment of Risk Compensation and Spillover Behavioural Adaptions Associated with the use of Vaccines in Animal Disease Management. Vaccine, 38 (5). pp. 1065-1075. ISSN 0264-410X
  • Naylor, R., Hamilton-Webb, A., Little, R. and Maye, D. (2018) The ‘good farmer’: farmer identities and the control of exotic livestock disease in England. Sociologia Ruralis, 58 (1), 3-19.
  • Maye, D., Enticott, G. and Naylor, R. (2017) Using scenario-based influence mapping to examine farmers’ biosecurity behaviour. Land Use Policy. 66, 265-277.
  • Hamilton-Webb, A., Naylor, R., Little, R. and Maye, D. (2016) Compensation and exotic livestock disease management: The views of animal keepers and veterinarians in England. Veterinary Record, 179 (20) http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.103571
  • Naylor, R., Manley, W., Maye, D., Enticott, G., Ilbery, B. and Hamilton-Webb, A. (2017) The framing of public knowledge controversies in the media: a comparative analysis of the portrayal of badger vaccination in the English national, regional and farming press. Sociologia Ruralis. 57(1); 3-22
  • Hamilton-Webb, A., Naylor, R., Little, R. and Maye, D. (2016) Compensation and exotic livestock disease management: The views of animal keepers and veterinarians in England. Veterinary Record. doi:10.1136/vr.103571
  • Hamilton-Webb, A., Manning, L., Naylor, R., & Conway, J. (2016). The relationship between risk experience and risk response: a study of farmers and climate change. Journal of Risk Research, 1-15.
  • Broughan, J.M., Maye, D., Carmody, P., Brunton, L.A., Ashton, A., Wint, W., Alexander, N., Naylor, R., Ward, K., Goodchild, A.V., Hinchliffe, S., Eglin, R.D., Upton, P., Nicholson, R. and Enticott, G. (2016) Farm characteristics and farmer perceptions associated with bovine tuberculosis incidents in areas of emerging endemic spread. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 129:88-98
  • Enticott, G., Maye, D., Carmody, P., Naylor, R., Ward, K., Hinchliffe, S., Wint, W., Alexander, N., Elgin, R., Ashton, A., Upton, P., Nicholson, R., Goodchild, T., Brunton, L. and Broughan, J. (2015) Farming on the edge: farmer attitudes to bovine tuberculosis in newly endemic areas. Veterinary Record, 177 (17). p. 439. ISSN 0042-4900
  • Enticott, G., Maye, D., Carmody, P., Naylor, R., Ward, K., Hinchliffe, S., Wint, W., Alexander, N., Elgin, R., Ashton, A., Upton, P., Nicholson, R., Goodchild, T., Brunton, L. and Broughan, J. (2015) Farming on the edge: farmer attitudes to bovine tuberculosis in newly endemic areas. Veterinary Record, 177 (17). p. 439. ISSN 0042-4900
  • Maye, D., Enticott, G., Naylor, R., Ilbery, B. and Kirwan, J. (2014) Animal disease and narratives of nature: Farmers' reactions to the neoliberal governance of bovine Tuberculosis. Journal of Rural Studies, 36. pp. 401-410. ISSN 07430167
  • Enticott, G., Maye, D., Fisher, R., Ilbery, B. and Kirwan, J. (2014) Badger vaccination: dimensions of trust and confidence in the governance of animal disease. Environment and Planning A, 46 (12). pp. 2881-2897. ISSN 0308-518X
  • Fisher, R., Maye, D., Ilbery, B., Enticott, G. and Kirwan, J. (2014) Researching controversial and sensitive issues: using visual vignettes to explore farmers’ attitudes towards the control of bovine tuberculosis in England. Area, 46.3, pp. 285-293. doi: 10.1111/area.12113
  • Fisher, R. and Courtney, P. (2014) Exploring the social context of risk perception and behaviour: Farmers’ responses to bovine tuberculosis. Geoforum. 57: 48-56