Dr Jayne Glass




  • Jayne joined the Centre for Mountain Studies in 2007 as part of the ' Sustainable Estates for the 21st Century' doctoral team. She is now a Researcher in the department.
  • ​Jayne is also an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.
  • For an up-to-date list of publications, view Jayne's PURE Profile.  Jayne is available for PhD and MSc supervision on topics aligned with her research interests.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
  • PhD Sustainability Studies (awarded with no corrections), University of Aberdeen (delivered at Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands)
  • MSc (Distinction) Environmental Sustainability, University of Edinburgh
  • MA (Oxon) Geography, Hertford College, University of Oxford


Research Activities and Publications

For an up-to-date list of publications, view Jayne's PURE Profile

A proponent of the use of participatory methods and decision-making for environmental management and sustainability, Jayne is an interdisciplinary, environmental researcher investigating human-environment dimensions of land use in rural Scotland. She has undertaken a range of theoretical and applied research and consultancy projects, frequently working with land managers and other stakeholders, and focussing on:

  • land ownership and land reform;
  • rural estate management;
  • community engagement and stakeholder participation;
  • community renewable energy;
  • sustainable land use; and
  • ecosystem services.

Jayne works on a range of academic and consultancy research projects for different clients, including Scottish Government, the Scottish Land Commission and Scottish Natural Heritage.  She was the lead editor of 'Lairds, Land and Sustainability: Scottish perspectives on upland management' published by Edinburgh University Press in 2013.  


Teaching subjects

  • ​Research Methods and Techniques (UHI)
  • Participatory approaches to community engagement (UHI)
  • Sustainable Land Use and Renewable Energy in Rural Scotland (UHI)
  • Participation in Policy and Planning (University of Edinburgh/SRUC)

Jayne was nominated in the Highlands and Islands Students Association (HISA) Teaching Awards as Best Online Tutor (2016), Most Inspiring Lecturer (2016) and Best Dissertation Supervisor (2015).