Charlotte Chivers

Charlotte-Anne Chivers



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Rural Policy Research/Rothamsted Research

I am a final year multi-disciplinary PhD researcher exploring the credibility, relevance, and legitimacy of current environmental advice provisioning surrounding diffuse water pollution from agriculture. The studentship has been commissioned by the Environment Agency, and the research is exploring the efficacy of the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) programme. There is a strong emphasis on how preferred dissemination methods of scientific evidence using the example of sediment fingerprinting. This multi-disciplinary project involves undertaking sediment fingerprinting, an online survey questionnaire, telephone interviews, and focus groups with both farmers and environmental farm advisors. 

Please feel free to read articles published on my website about ongoing environmental and agricultural issues. 

Prior to commencing a PhD, I worked within the Veterinary Parasitology and Ecology group at the University of Bristol carrying out various research projects, including on biting flies of welfare concern and on psoroptic mange. I have also worked for multiple ecological consultants carrying out bat surveys, and for an online research company where I carried out large scale international projects. My undergraduate degree was in Biological Sciences from the University of Reading (BSc Zoology). 


Parravani, A., Chivers, C-A., Bell, N., Long, S., Burden, F., & Wall, R. (2019) Seasonal abundance of the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans. Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

Chivers, C-A., Vineer, H., & Wall, R. (2018) Prevalence and distribution of sheep scab in Wales: A farmer questionnaire survey. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.111/mve.12990. 

Chivers, C-A. (2018) Vegans versus farmers: Healthy debate or all out war? Farmers Guardian [Online]: