Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology
Dr Adam P Hejnowicz is a postdoctoral research associate in the Biology Department at the University of York. Adam is part of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and a member of the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) – an ESRC-funded Centre in which YESI is a co-investigator.
CECAN brings together a unique consortium of academics, evaluation practitioners and policymakers spanning the natural and social sciences with the purpose of applying complexity approaches and methodologies to water-energy-food and environment policies, primarily to provide new ways of doing policy evaluation but also better ways of connecting evaluation with policy design and implementation. Presently, Adam and colleagues are working closely with the UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on their evaluation approach to the Rural Development Programme for England and post-Brexit agricultural policy development.
As an interdisciplinary social-ecological scientist, Adam’s principal research interests reside in the connections and interactions between human social, economic and ecological systems. Specifically, in relation to agriculture, land management and sustainability policy and governance across the nexus. In this regard, his work spans the boundaries of the natural and social sciences, and he has interests in the applications of complex systems thinking and mixed method approaches.