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Development Policy and Practice
The Open University
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
After graduating from University College London with a degree in physical geography, Sue has researched on areas of key importance for managing our environment in a sustainable way. This has included a PhD in systems approaches to landscape management, in particular, hedgerow conservation, and participatory research on stakeholder attitudes and perceptions to agri-environmental issues. She has been involved in a number of projects concerned with understanding the views and issues associated with agri-environments that concern all stakeholders, from those at the policy level, such as senior policymakers, environmental NGOâ€™s and consumer groups, through to the public and the farmers working at the ground level.
Sue's research interests include linking policy research and practice; cooperative and participatory research; knowledge exchange; communities of practice; attitudes, values and learning concerning new technologies; systems approaches to landscape management and evaluation and agri-environmental issues; environmental perceptions and decision making. She has a particular interest in participatory methodologies and the use of visual techniques in research, such as scenario mapping, influence mapping and cognitive mapping.
Oreszczyn, S, Carr, S (2008) ‘Improving the link between policy research and practice: using a scenario workshop as a qualitative research tool in the case of genetically modified crops’, Qualitative Research 8 (4) 473‑497