Margaret Brown

Dr Margaret Brown, senior social scientist in the People and Agriculture team at AgResearch, is based in Palmerston North. Margaret has a bachelor of education (Hons) and a PhD in education from Massey University. She has an extensive background in farm systems, as she co-owns and manages a mixed farming enterprise in Manawatū with her husband and son. Margaret currently leads the Resilient Rural Communities research programme under which this research was conducted, which looks at ways to co-design, construct and evaluate pathways that rural communities can use to build resilience capability.