Dr Jane Rowling - Farm and Rural Liaison Officer

Jane Rowling

Jane is a famer’s daughter from near Otley, in Wharfedale. Having completed her PhD in the history of the twentieth-century farming community in Wharfedale at the University of Leicester in 2017, she worked as administrator to both water@leeds and iCASP at the University of Leeds. As Postdoctoral Research Associate at Hull from 2018 to January 2021, working on the ‘Past Flooding Matters’ project, she examined the histories of water level management from 1750 to the present day, based on archival sources and interviews with farmers, water industry practitioners and other stakeholders.

As Farm and Rural Liaison Officer, Jane is available to help farmers and rural communities to access funding, primarily for actions which will improve carbon capture and water quality. She is also interested works to improve biodiversity, natural flood management and increased farm productivity while working towards carbon negative agriculture. Please contact Jane, using the details below, for free and confidential advice or to discuss your ideas for enhancing rural space in Calderdale and Kirklees.


Email: jane.rowling@calderandcolneriverstrust.org

Phone: 07943 470 261

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