Sarah Pohlschneider


Sarah Pohlschneider Researcher
+44 (0)1463 273552

Inverness College UHI
Research Hub
1 Inverness Campus

I’m a PhD student at the Centre for Remote and Rural studies since late 2014. The PhD is supervised by Dr Philomena de Lima and looks at forestry skills provision for the 21st century in a multifunctional setting. At the moment, I’m interviewing forestry practitioners and stakeholders to understand how their views on entering the profession, skills issues and future impacting factors could enrich debates in FE/HE forestry education and recruitment. Prior to moving to Scotland in early 2014, I did a bachelor’s and master’s degree with focus on education (ESOL, Biology) at the University of Vechta, Germany. I also represent the PGR student body within my academic partner as well as on UHI level. Apart from enjoying the great outdoors, I skate for the Inverness City Roller Derby team and eye Terry Pratchett’s last book, which I own for a year but don’t dare to read.


Research Interests

Motivation for career choice making in forestry professionals

Impact of climate change induced risks on future forestry practices and potential skills implications

The role and impact of governance, policy and leadership for future forestry education

Implementing adaptive management and resilience into FE/HE forestry education and CPD

FE/HE forestry education and curriculum development in times of high risk and uncertainty

Current / past projects and events

13th International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer Institute 2016 Fairbanks, Alaska: “Northern Perspectives on Global Challenges”

12th International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer Institute 2015 Dublin, Ireland: “Enabling Sustainable Rural Communities”

Widening Engagement and Diversity in Forestry and Forest Science. Royal Forestry Society: FUTURE FORESTERS PROGRAMME WORKSHOP University of Birmingham 25 May 2016

ELIR 2016 PGR representative