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Prof. Sally Shortall FAcSS

Title:

Joint Professorship, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland and Newcastle University, England

School/ Department:

School of Humanities

Campus:

Main Campus

OrcID Number:

0000-0002-3423-1996

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My Biography

Sally Shortall is interested in rural sociology, community studies, rural development and rural proofing, agriculture, farm families and is specifically known for her work on gender and agriculture. Her research on gender relations in agriculture particularly focuses on dynamics of power, how it is accepted and almost unquestioned that women rarely inherit land, are not recognised by the industry, and have limited access to capital and training. This persists in a context of general improvements in gender equality. To date her research has focused on Europe, Canada and Australia. She has published extensively on these questions.

She has been commissioned by international organisations to undertake work on gender and agriculture and rural policy more generally. The European Parliament commissioning her to write a review of women’s contribution to agriculture in Europe which she then presented to the European Parliament in 2010; commissioned to prepare briefing information for government departments of the Western Balkans on EU rural development programmes and women by the European Commission which were presented in Croatia in 2010 and 2011; Appointed as an expert to the OECD on rural-urban interactions and undertook four European case studies (2012-13); invitations to give key notes by the Australian Government (2010) and the European Parliament (2018) on women in agriculture; invited to give a plenary address at the OECD conference on rural development (2018); commissioned by the European Court of Auditors to write a report on gender mainstreaming the European Agricultural Guidance Fund ((2020)). Sally Shortall was the Principal Investigator for research commissioned by the Scottish Government on women in farming and the agriculture sector (2016). Following the launch of the Report (2017), the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, set up a Task Force to consider how to implement the recommendations and Sally Shortall was appointed a member of the Task Force. Following the report of the Task Force (2019) the government committed £260K per annum in the Programme for Government to increase gender equality in agriculture (2019-2024). Both Newcastle University and the Scottish Government are using the research as a case study of the policy impact of research.

Sally Shortall was twice elected President of the European Society for Rural Sociology (2015-17; 2017-19). She was elected First Vice-President of the International Rural Sociology Association (2016-(2020)) and is currently President-Elect of the International Rural Sociology Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2021.

Sally was formerly  a member of the Council of the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, a Rural Commissioner with the North Yorkshire Rural Commission and a member of the Borderlands Energy Master planning Board. She is currently a Board Member of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She holds Visiting Professorships in Queen's University Belfast, and University College Dublin.

Research

Selected recent research grants:

  • Shortall, S. 2021. (PI) The UK and Ireland Rural Futures Network. Economic and Social Research Council. £22,000
  • Shortall, S. 2021. (PI) Women entrepreneurs on English Farms. £28,000
  • Shortall, S. 2020. (Co-I) Rural England: Local perspectives on community and economy. Defra. £258,000
  • Shortall, S. 2020. (Co-I) Non-agricultural seasonal workers Scotland. Led by Diffley consultants. £120,000.
  • Shortall, S. 2020. Gender mainstreaming the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund. Business Engagement Fund, Newcastle University. £10,740.
  • Shortall, S. 2020.Urban/ rural connectivity for the Northern Ireland Rural Strategy and stakeholder consultation event (With Rural Action) £15,000
  • Shortall, S. 2020. Comparing women’s access to land in Uganda and the UK. Research England. £11,540
  • Shortall, S. (Co-I) Citizen’s Assemblies and attitudes to agriculture, food and rural priorities.  Led by Diffley consultants. Scottish Government. £120,000.
  • Shortall, S. 2019. Report writing for the Women in Agriculture Taskforce. Scottish Government. £10,000.
  • Shortall, S. (2017). Changing the ground rules? Inclusive debates about women in Scottish agriculture. ESRC Impact Acceleration. 
  • Shortall, S., Frewer, L., Whittingham, M.J., Lietz, G. and A.M. Gatehouse. (2017). Developing a strategic research agenda to promote agri-technology in Tanzania. N8 Internal Research Pump Priming
  • Shortall, S. (2016) The energy-climate-food security nexus: developing a multi-stakeholder deliberative governance model in Northern Ireland. Economic and Social Research Council
  • Shortall, S. (2016) Women and agriculture in Scotland. Scottish Government.
  • Shortall, S. (2015) A conceptual review of rural proofing and the rural champion in Northern Ireland. Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland.
  • Shortall, S. (2014) Improving Barnardo’s provision of services for rural families of primary school children. Barnardo’s Northern Ireland.
  • Shortall, S. (2012) Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study, Census Data and Disability Research. Office of the First Minister, and Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland.
  • Shortall, S. (2012) Gender Mainstreaming the Rural Development Programme. Economic and Social Research Council. ESRC RES/J010316/1
  • Shortall, S. (2008) Economic and Social Research Council Placement Fellow with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland ESRC RES-173-27-0096
  • Shortall, S. (2008) Older People for Older People (Northern Periphery Programme, INTERREG).
  • Shortall, S and European Colleagues (2005) European Food Systems in a Changing World. (European Science Foundation/ COST)
  • Shortall, S (2004) Public attitudes to the countryside in Northern Ireland. Economic and Social Research Council/ Ulster Farmers’ Union
  • Shortall, S. and S. Porter (2004) Occupational Health and Safety on Farms in the Armagh and Dungannon Region. Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone, and the Health and Safety Executive
  • Shortall, S. (2003) Workshop on the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme. Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Shortall, S. (2000) Gender Proofing CAP Reforms (Peace and Reconciliation Programme) January 2000-July 2001
  • Shortall, S (1998) Social Exclusion in Rural Areas. £57,000 (European Union LEADER Programme). 1998-2002
  • Shortall, S. (1998) Social Exclusion in Rural Areas, (European Union LEADER Programme). This research was part of a programme of research undertaken by the former Queen’s Centre for Rural Studies.

Teaching

Teaching Awards:

  • Shortall, S. (2011): Funding for Innovative Teaching for the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work. Queen's University Belfast Annual Fund.
  • Shortall, S. (2005): Learning to write: Communicating post-graduate research to academic, policy and practitioner audiences. Teaching Quality Enhancement Award

Areas of Teaching Competence:

  • Rural Sociology
  • Sociology of Work
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Community Development/ Community Studies
  • Sociology of Organisations
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Gender Studies

PhD Supervision to completion:

  • Robertson, Arlene. Migrant labour in food processing industries in Northern Ireland. 2012- 2015. DARD funded.
  • Braunholtz-Speight, Tim. Community, power and land reform in Scotland. Registered with the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland. Defended December 2015, minor revisions. Funded by the University of the Highlands and Islands.  
  • Mason, Karla. Civilised Spaces, Healthy Bodies, Hygienic Souls: Pursuing Purification at the Animal-Human Interface. Completed 2013. DEL funded, with support from the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work.
  • McVay, Lori. Leadership and rural women: barriers and enablers. Completed 2011. American student, self-funded.
  • Ni Dhonaill, Caoimhe. Ageing in rural societies: a comparison of Northern Ireland and Zambia. Completed 2012. Funded by the Changing Ageing Partnership.
  • Roginsky, Sandrine. The Third Sector and Social Change: Comparing Women's Organisations in Northern Ireland and Ile-de-France. Completed 2006. French student. Funded by the Royal Irish

External examining:

  • BA and MA Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 2016-2019
  • BA Sociology and MA Criminology, Bangor University, Wales. 2010-2013
  • BA and MA Sociology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2010-2013
  • BSC Rural Development, National University of Ireland 2004-2007
  • Senior External Examiner, University of the Highlands and Islands, Rural Studies Degree, Scotland (1999-2002)
  • External expert evaluating the syllabus of the Rural Studies Degree for the University of the Highlands and Islands, May/ June 1999

External examiner for PhD Candidates:

  • University of Chester, 2018; Monash University, Australia, 2017; University of New South Wales, Australia, 2016; University College Dublin, Ireland, 2014; Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 2014; University of South Australia, 2013; Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 2013; Newcastle University, England, 2012; University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, 2011; University of Durham, England 2008; University of New England, Australia, 2008; Charles Sturt University, Wagga, Australia, 2007; Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2006; University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England 2005;  Glasgow University, 2004; University of Manchester, England 2004; National University of Ireland 2004; Manchester University, 2000; University of New South Wales, Australia, 1993.

Current teaching commitments:

  • Co-developed a new module, SOC3098 Community and Conflict in the Countryside. Taught across HASS and SAGE. Included field trip, movie and debate. 2018-
  • Contribute to the team taught MSc in Food and Rural Development: ACE8050 Rural Development: Theory and Practice. 2018
  • First supervisor of two funded PhD students 2018-2022
  • Committee member for two PhD students 2018-
  • Internally examined two CRE PhD candidates 2018.
  • Supervisor for one MSc student 2018-2019

Publications

  • Budge, H. and Shortall, S. (Forthcoming) ‘Covid-19, gender, agriculture, and future research’ in Castellanos, P., Sachs, C. and Tickamyer, A. (1st eds) Gender, Food and COVID-19: Global Stories of Harm and Hope. Routledge: New York.
  • Budge, H. and Shortall, S. (Forthcoming) ‘Sustainable rural communities and patriarchal structures: The case of Shetland’s Lerwick Up-Helly-Aa’ in Attorp, A., Heron, S. and McAreavey, R. Rural Governance in the UK: Towards a Sustainable and Equitable Society. Routledge: New York
  • Shortall, S., Budge, H. and M. Adesugba. (Forthcoming) Women entrepreneurs in farm businesses, Report for Defra.
  • Shortall, S. (2021) Fair and inclusive futures. Pp 28-33. In Skakelja, N. and Di Federico, E. (Eds) EU Rural Review 32 'Long-term Vision for rural areas'. The European Network for Rural Development, Luxembourg.
  • Shortall, S. (2021) Increasing diversity in European agriculture: including women. Rural Connections: The European Rural Development Magazine. Pp 19-20.
  • Shortall, S. (2021) The role of women as sustainable food producers in rural communities. Pp. 114-120. In Heidegger, P., N. Lharaig, K. Wiese, A. Stock, and R. Heffernan (Eds.) Why the European Green Deal Needs Ecofeminism – moving from gender-blind to gender-transformative environmental policies. European Environmental Bureau, Brussels.
  • Kemmett, D., Budge, H., and S. Shortall. (2021) The role of Northumberland Village Halls in digitally connecting rural communities. Newcastle University.
  • Shortall, S. and R. Hansda. (2020) Gender and Care-Giving. In Ritzer, G. and C. Rojek. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Sociology. 2nd Edition. New York/ London.
  • Shortall, S. (2020). Gender Mainstreaming the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund. Confidential report for the European Court of Auditors.
  • Adesugba M. A., Oughton E. and Shortall S. (2020). Farm household livelihood strategies In Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture. (eds. Sachs, C., Jensen, L., Castellanos, P., and Sexsmith, K.) Routledge: London. (Chapter 24) Pp 315-325. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429199752.
  • Shortall S., and Adesugba M. A. (2020). Gendered farming organizations: the value of North/ South comparisons In Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture. (eds. Sachs, C., Jensen, L., Castellanos, P., and Sexsmith, K.) Routledge: London. (Chapter 22) Pp 287-297. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429199752.
  • Adesugba M.A., Oughton E., Shortall S. and Othman M. All roads lead to market days: Institutional arrangements for women participation in cooperatives and markets in Nigeria and Tanzania. (Under second review for the Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management).
  • Budge, H. and Shortall, S. (2020) ‘Epilogue’, in Sachs, C., Jensen, L., Castellanos, P. and Sexsmith, K. (1st eds) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture. New York, pp. 439-440.
  • Phillipson J, Gorton M, Turner R, Shucksmith M, Aitken-McDermott K, Areal F, Cowie P, Hubbard C, Maioli S, McAreavey R, Souza-Monteiro D, Newbery R, Panzone L, Rowe F, Shortall S. (2020) The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Implications for Rural EconomiesSustainability12(10), 3973.
  • Shortall S, McKee A, Sutherland L-A. (2020) The Performance of Occupational Closure: The Case of Agriculture and GenderSociologia Ruralis, 60(1), 40-57.
  • Shortall S, Brown DL. (2019) Guest editorial for special issue on rural inequalities: Thinking about rural inequalities as a cross-national research projectJournal of Rural Studies, 68, 213-218.
  • Shortall S, Regan E, Dewhirst D. (2019) Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series: An effective partnership to increase the public value of academic research findingsIn: Lindgreen, A; Kitchener, MH; Brewer, JD; Moore, M; Meynhardt, T; Koenig-Lewis, N, ed. Public Value: Deepening, Enriching, and Broadening the Theory and Practice of Creating Public Value. Routledge, pp.384. In Press.
  • Sherry E, Shortall S. (2019) Methodological fallacies and perceptions of rural disparity: how rural proofing addresses real versus abstract needsJournal of Rural Studies68, 336-343.
  • Shortall S.(2019) Planning the farmyard: gendered implicationsIn: Scott, M, Gallent, N. and Gkartzios, M, ed. The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning. Oxford and New York: Routledge, pp.327-335.
  • Sherry E. and Shortall S.(2019) The Needy Rural – Does Living in a Rural Area Mean that You Are in Need?In: Halseth, G; Markey, S; Ryser,L, ed. Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation (Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning). Oxford and New York: Routledge.
  • Shortall S. and Brown LD. (2019)  Thinking About Rural Inequalities as a Cross-National Research ProjectJournal of Rural Studies, 68, 213-218.
  • Shortall S, McKee A, Sutherland LA. (2019)   Why do farm accidents persist? Normalising danger on the farm within the farm familySociology of Health and Illness, 41(3), 470-483.
  • Garrod G, Phillipson J, Rowe F, Shortall S, Shucksmith M, Liddon A. (2018) After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in England. Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University.
  • Bowen R, Dwyer J, Dafydd Jones R, Liddon A, Marsden T, Midmore P, Shortall S, Woods M, Wynne-Jones S. (2018)  After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in Wales. Newcastle University/Aberystwyth University.
  • Shortall S. (2018)  How can women achieve their full potential in the agricultural sector?Rural Economy and Land Use, (Note No. 3).
  • Doebler S, McAreavey R, Shortall S. (2018)  Is racism the new sectarianism? Negativity towards immigrants and ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2015Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41(14), 2426-2444.
  • Shortall S, Sherry E. (2018)  Rural proofing in Northern Ireland: An overview and recommendations on guidance, implementation and governance. Belfast, UK: Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Belfast.
  • Shortall S, Bock B. (2017) Gender and Rural Globalization: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford, UK: CAB International.
  • Creamer C, Garod G, Jack C, Liddon A, McAreavey R, Meredith D, Sherry E, Shortall S, Shuttleworth I, Wallace M. (2017)  After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in Northern Ireland. Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University.
  • Atterton J, Copus A, Glass J, Liddon A, de Lima P, McCracken D, Moxey A, Philip L, Shortall S, Shucksmith M. (2017) After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in Scotland. Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University/SRUC.
  • Shortall S, Sherry E. (2017)  Briefing Paper One: Preliminary recommendations to assist with the development of a guidance framework and monitoring framework for rural proofing related to the Rural Needs Act.
  • Shortall S. (2017)  Changing Gender Roles in Irish Farm Households: Continuity and ChangeIrish Geography. 50(2), 175-191.
  • Shortall S, Bock B. (2017)  Conclusions - future directionsIn: Shortall S; Bock B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalisation: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford: CAB International.
  • Shortall S. (2017)  Gender and AgricultureIn: Shortall, S. and Bock, B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalisation: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford, UK: CAB International.
  • Bock B, Shortall S. (2017)  Gender and rural globalisation: an introduction ot international perspectives on gender and rural developmentIn: Shortall, S. and Bock, B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalisation: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford: CAB International.
  • Shortall S, McAreavey R. (2017)  Gender, Migration and Development: Can advocacy groups be more of a hindrance than a help?Social Sciences, 6(2), 49.
  • Doebler S, Ryan A, Shortall S, Maguire A. (2017)  Informal care-giving and mental ill-health - differential relationships by workload, gender, age and area-remoteness in a UK regionHealth & Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 987-999.
  • Shortall S. (2017)  Rural and gender identityIn: Shortall, S. and Bock, B, ed. Gender and Rural Globalization: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development. Oxford: CAB International.
  • Shortall S, Sutherland LA, McKee A, Hopkins J. (2017)  Women in farming and the agriculture sector. Edinburgh, UK: Scottish Government.
  • Shortall S. (2016), Changing configurations of gender and rural society: future directions for researchIn: The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies. London and New York: Routledge/Falmer, pp.349-356.
  • Shortall S. (2016), Gender and identity formationIn: Brown D; Shucksmith M, ed. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies. London and New York: Routledge/Falmer, pp.400-411.
  • Shortall S, Alston M. (2016), To rural proof or not to rural proof: a comparative analysisPolitics & Policy, 44(2), 35-55.
  • Shortall S. (2015), Are EU attempts to gender mainstream realistic? The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as an example. New York, NY, USA: Columbia University, CritCom. A Forum for Research and Commentary on Europe.
  • Shortall S. (2015) Gender mainstreaming and the Common Agricultural PolicyGender Place and Culture, 22(5), 717-730.
  • Glenna L, Shortall S, Brandl B. (2015) Neoliberalism, the University, Public Goods, and Agricultural InnovationSociologia Ruralis, 55(4), 438-459.
  • Shortall S, Bock B. (2015) Rural women in Europe: the impact of place and culture on gender mainstreaming the European Rural Development ProgrammeGender, Place and Culture, 22(5), 662-669.
  • Shortall S. (2014) Farming, identity and well-being: managing changing gender roles within Western European farm familiesAnthropological Notebooks 2014, 20(3), 67-81.
  • Shortall S. (2014)  Gender mainstreaming or strategic essentialism? How to achieve rural gender equalityIn: Pini, B., Brandth, B and Little, L, ed. Feminisms and Ruralities. Lexington Books.
  • Shortall S. (2014)  Using Scientific Knowledge in Policy Making: The Importance of Organisational CultureIn: Fleck, C. and Hess, A, ed. Knowledge for Whom? Public Sociology in the Making. Routledge, pp.145-162.
  • Shortall S, Kelly R. (2013) Reviewing the EU Rural Development Programme. Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series Briefing Report.
  • Shortall S. (2013)  Sociology, knowledge and evidence in rural policy making. Sociologia Ruralis, 53(3), 265-271.
  • Shortall S. (2013)  Using evidence in policy: The importance of mediating beliefs and practicesSociologia Ruralis, 53(3), 349-368.
  • Shucksmith M, Brown D, Shortall S, Warner M, Vergunst J. (2012)  Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the UK and the US. London and New York: Routlede/Falmer.
  • Shortall S. (2012)  Bringing evidence into policy-making. Agenda NI - Magazine for Northern Ireland's Decision Makers, 7, 140.
  • Shortall S, Warner M. (2012)  Rural Transformations: Conceptual and Policy Issues. In: Shucksmith, M., Brown, D., Shortall, S. and Warner, M, ed. Rural Transformations and Rural Polices in the UK and US. London: Routledge.
  • Radford K, Shortall S. (2012)  Social enterprising communities: the dynamics and readiness for service innovation. In: Farmer, J., Hill, C. and Muñoz, S.A, ed. Socially Enterprising Communities: Service Co-Production in Rural Areas. UK/USA: Edgar Publishing.
  • Shortall S. (2012)  The Role of Subjectivity and Knowledge Power Struggles in the Formation of Public Policy. Sociology, 4(6), 1088-1103.
  • Shortall S. (2012)  What counts as evidence? The complexities of providing evidence to inform public policy. Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series Briefing Report.
  • Shortall S. (2012)   Women and Rural Development: Gender mainstreaming. The Rural Network Northern Ireland Factsheet 10.
  • Shortall S. (2010)  Women working on the farm: how to promote their contribution to the development of agriculture and rural areas in Europe. European Parliament Brussels IP/B/AGRI/IC/2010_090.
  • Shortall S. (2010)   An Evidence Base to Inform Rural Policy: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland.
  • Shortall S, Warner ME. (2010)   Social Inclusion or Market Competitiveness? A Comparison of Rural Development Policies in the European Union and the United States. Social Policy and Administration, 44(5), 575-597.
  • McDonagh J, Varley T, Shortall S. (2009) A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Roginsky S, Shortall S. (2009) Civil society as a contested field of meanings. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 29(9/10), 473-487.
  • Shortall S. (2009)   Does rural proofing make sense?. Scotland: Centre for Remote and Rural Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Shortall S, Byrne A. (2009) Gender and sustainability in rural Ireland. In: Mcdonagh, J., Varley, T., Shortall, S, ed. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.287 - 302.
  • Shortall S. (2009) Policy making for rural proofing. Public Servant.
  • Porter S, Shortall S. (2009) Stakeholders and perspectivism in qualitative policy evaluation: A realist reflection. Public Administration, 87(2), 259-273.
  • McDonagh J, Varley T, Shortall S. (2009) Sustainability and getting the right balance in rural Ireland. In: McDonagh, J., Varley, T., Shortall, S, ed. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.381 - 384.
  • Varley T, McDonagh J, Shortall S. (2009) The politics of rural sustainability. In: McDonagh, J., Varley, T., and Shortall, S, ed. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.1 - 24.
  • Shortall S, Porter S, Nugent R. (2008) Research Report on Health and Safety on Farms. Health and safety executive.
  • Shortall S. (2008) Are rural development programmes socially inclusive? Social inclusion, civic engagement, participation, and social capital: Exploring the differences. Journal of Rural Studies, 87(2), 450-457.
  • Shortall S, Warner ME. (2008) Growth Coalitions and Rural Development Police in the EU and the US. EuroChoices, 7(3), 34-37.
  • Shortall S. (2008) Research Brief: The good life? Farming, Health and Safety. Belfast: Health and Safety Executive.
  • Warner M, Shortall S. (2008) Understanding EU and US Rural Policy Differences. Rural New York Minute, (20).
  • Bock B, Shortall S. (2006) Rural Gender Relations: Issues and Case Studies. Oxford: CAB International. In Preparation.
  • Shortall S. (2006) Conclusions: future directions for rural gender research. In: Bock, B. and Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, pp.405 - 413.
  • Shortall S. (2006) Economic Status and Gender Roles. In: Bock, B. and Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, pp.340 - 355.
  • Shortall S. (2006) Gender and Farming: an Overview. In: Bock, B., Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, pp.21 - 30.
  • Shortall S. (2006) Gender and Rural Politics: an Overview. In: Bock, B. and Shortall, S, ed. Rural gender relations: issues and case studies. London: CAB, pp.243 - 251.
  • Pini B, Shortall S. (2006)  Gender equality in agriculture: Examining state intervention in Australia and Northern Ireland. Social Policy & Society, 5(3), 199-206.
  • Shortall S. (2006) Research update: A 'green and pleasant' land? Public Attitudes to the Countryside in Northern Ireland. ARK Life and Times Research Update Series, (47).
  • Shortall S. (2005) Political Climate and Gender Relations: Northern Ireland Politics and Farm Women. In: Little, J. and Morris, C, ed. Critical Studies in rural Gender Issues. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Shortall S. 2005) Politics, gender and the farmyard. Canadian Woman Studies, 24(1), 42-49.
  • Shortall S. (2004)  Examining Rural Development Practice from a Gender Perspective. In: Konecny, M, ed. EU Accession and Agriculture: Making CAP work for people and the environment. Brussels: Friends of the Earth, 2004, pp.77 - 80.
  • Shortall S. (2004)  Exclusion Zones: Inadequate Resources & Civic Rights in Rural Areas. Sociologia Ruralis, 44(1), 40-42.
  • Shortall S. (2004) Gender aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy. In: Konecny, M, ed. EU Accession and Agriculture: Making CAP work for people and the environment. Brussels: Earth Europe, 2004, pp.37 - 40.
  • Shortall S. (2004) Social or Economic Goals, Civil Inclusion or Exclusion? An analysis of rural development theory and practice. Sociologia Ruralis, 44(1), 109-123.
  • Shortall S. (2004)  Special issue of Sociologia Ruralis on Social ExclusionSociologia Ruralis, 44(1).
  • Shortall S. (2004)  The ‘family farm’- but who owns the land?. The Irish independent.
  • Shortall S. (2004) The Broad and Narrow: Case Studies and International Perspectives on Rural Women. Rural Society, 14(2), 254-270.
  • Shortall S. (2004) Time to re-think rural development?. EuroChoices, 3(2), 33-40.
  • Shortall S. (2003) Women in Rural Areas: A Policy Discussion Document. Cookstown: The Rural Community Network.
  • Shortall S. (2003) Agriculture. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press.
  • Shortall S. Common Agricultural PolicyIn: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press, 2003.
  • Shortall S. LEADERIn: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press, 2003.
  • Shortall S. (2003) Participatory Action Research. In: Miller, R. and Brewer, J, ed. A-Z of Social Research. London: SAGE.
  • Shortall S. (2003) Rural Development. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press.
  • Shortall S. (2003) Save the West Movement. In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. USA: Yale University Press.
  • Shortall S. (2003) The Hawthorne Effect. In: Miller, R. and Brewer, J, ed. A-Z of Social Research. London: SAGE.
  • Shortall S. (2002) The role women play in sustainable agriculture and rural development in Northern Ireland. Rome: Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.
  • Shortall S. (2002) Comparing case studies of farm women across national boundaries. In: Alston, M, ed. Setting the Agenda for Rural Women: Research Directions. Wagga Wagga, Australia: Centre for Rural Research, Charles Sturt University.
  • Shortall S. (2002) European policy and gender relations: A case study of Northern Ireland. In: The New Challenge of Women’s Role in Rural Europe. Nicosia, Cyprus: Agricultural Research Institute, pp.263 - 279.
  • Shortall S, Kelly R. (2002)Farmers Wives: Women who are off-farm breadwinners and the implications for on-farm gender relations. Journal of Sociology, 38(4), 327-343.
  • Shortall S. (2002) Gendered Agricultural and Rural Restructuring: A case study of Northern Ireland. Sociologia Ruralis, 42(2), 160-175.
  • Shortall S, Kelly R. (2001) Gender Proofing CAP ReformsThe Rural Community Network NI. Cookstown: The Rural Community Network NI.
  • Shortall S. (2001) In and Out of the Milking Parlour: A Cross-National Comparison of Gender, the Dairy Industry and the State. Women’s Studies International Forum, 23(2).
  • Shortall S, Shucksmith M. (2001) Rural Development in Practice: Issues arising in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Community Development Journal, 36(2), 122-134.
  • Shortall S. (2001) Women in the Field: Women, Farming and Organizations. Gender Work and Organization, 8(2).
  • Shortall S. (2000) Equality Proofing CAP Reform: Pilot Report and Recommendations. Belfast: Gibson Institute for Land, Food and Environment.
  • Shortall S. (1999). Gender and Power - Women and Farming. London: Macmillan,
  • O'Connor P, Shortall S. (1999) Does the border make the difference? Variations in women’s paid employment, North and South. In: Breen, R., Heath, A. and Whelan, C.T, ed. Irish Society North and South. Oxford University Press, , pp.285 - 318.
  • Shortall S. (1999) State mediation of gender relations in farming Gender, Farming and Change: Examples from Northern Ireland, Canada and Norway. In: Kasimis, C, ed. Local Responses to Global Integration. Hampshire: Ashgate.
  • Davis J, Shortall S. (1999) Towards a brave liberal world? Living with European policies. In: Davis, J, ed. Rural Change in Ireland Belfast. Institute of Irish Studies, pp.182 - 216.
  • Shortall S, Shucksmith M. (1998) Integrated Rural Development: Issues arising from the Scottish Experience. European Planning Studies 1998, 6(1), 73-88.
  • Shortall S, Brandth B, Verstad B. Special Issue of Sociologia Ruralis on Women and Farming. Sociologia Ruralis, 38(3).
  • Shortall S. (1998) Women and farming. Sociologia Ruralis, 38(3), 263-265.
  • Shortall S, Bryden J. (1997) Consequences for the Rural Economy and Society. In: Ehrensaft, P, ed. Rural Restructuring - Future Prospects. Canada: Brandon University Press.
  • Shortall S. (1997) Gender, Power and Farming: Northern Ireland, Canada and Norway Compared. In: Leonard, M. and Byrne, A, ed. Gender in Irish Society: A Sociological Profile. Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications.
  • Shortall S. (1997) Women, Farming and Access to the Land. Irish Journal of Sociology, 7(2), 111-118.
  • Shortall S. (1996) Employment programmes for women in rural areas in Northern Ireland. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 44(4), 491-496.
  • Osborne R, Gallagher A, Cormack R, Shortall S. (1996) The Implications of the Policy Appraisal and Fair Treatment Guidelines in Northern Ireland. In: McLaughlin, E. and Quirk, P, ed. Policy Aspects of Employment Equality in Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights.
  • Shortall S. (1996) Training to be Farmers or Wives? Agricultural Training for women in Northern Ireland. Sociologia Ruralis, 36(3), 233-261.
  • Shortall S. (1996)  What are the New Approaches to Rural Development. Economic and Social Review, 27(3), 233-261.
  • Shortall S. (1994) Farm Women in Europe - Future Research Issues. In: Bryden, J, ed. Towards Sustainable Rural Communities. Canada: University of Guelph, 1994.
  • Shortall S. Farm Women’s Groups: Farming or Feminist or Community Groups, or New Social Movements?. Sociology, 28(1), 279-292.
  • Shortall S. (1994) The Irish Rural Development Paradigm - an Exploratory Analysis. Economic and Social Review, 25(3), 233-261.
  • Shortall S. (1993) Education and Training Policies. Dublin: Economic and Social Development, NESC. 95.
  • Shortall S. (1993) Irish and Canadian Farm Women: Some Similarities, Differences and Comments. The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 30(2), 172-191.
  • Shortall S. (1992) Power Analysis and Farm Wives - An Empirical Study of the Power Relationships Affecting Women on Irish Farms. Sociologia Ruralis, XXXII(4), 431-452.
  • Shortall S. (1992) The Dearth of Data on Irish Farm Wives: A Critical Review of the Literature. The Economic and Social Review, 22(4), 311-322.
  • Breen R, Shortall S. (1992) The Exchequer Costs of Unemployment Among Unqualified Labour Market Participants. In: Bradley, J. and Fitzgerald, J, ed. The Role of The Structural Funds: Analysis of the Consequences for Ireland in the Context of 1992. ESRI Policy Research Series, 1992, pp.155 - 186.
  • Hannan D, Shortall S. (1991) Five Years after School: Labour Market and Life Experience of Second-level Leavers. Dublin: ERSI. 153