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Committees

On these pages you can find the full lists of our current Board, Publications Committee, Research Committee and our Presidents.

Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Chair (Trustee); Publication Committee ex officio
Mark is UCL Bartlett Professor of Cities and Regions at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. He was previously Professor of Town Planning at Newcastle Univers…
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Olga Mrinska
Treasurer (Trustee)
Olga Mrinska is Associate Director, Senior Evaluation Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Originally from Ukraine, her previous roles include: lecturer…
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Andrew Beer
Vice Chair (Publications) and Chair, Publications Committee
Andrew Beer is Dean, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia Business School. He previously worked at the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Aus…
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Mia Gray
Vice Chair, Comms and Public Engagement, Secretary / Awards
Mia Gray is an economic and social geographer at Cambridge University.  Her current research explores the politics and the distributional effects of austerity. She examines the intertwining…
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John Bachtler
Vice Chair (Europe and Regional Policy) & Trustee
Professor John Bachtler is Professor of European Policy Studies and a Director of the European Policies Research Centre. His research experience is principally in regional and industrial dev…
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Jessie P. Poon
Chair & Trustee, International Territorial Committee
Jessie P.H. Poon is Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, New York. She is currently an editor of Environment and Planning A. She was the North American editor of Papers in Re…
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David Bailey
Editor-in-Chief, Regional Studies and Trustee
Professor David Bailey is an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy and is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturi…
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Joan Fitzgerald
Editor-in-Chief, Regions and Cities Book Series (Co-optee)
Joan Fitzgerald is a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University. She focuses on urban climate governance and the connections between urban sustainability and economic de…
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Klaus Dodds
Editor-in-Chief, Territory, Politics, Governance
Professor Klaus Dodds is the Director of Research for the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway. He was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for his achievements in the fields of geopolit…
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Julie Tian Miao
Editor, Regions; Board Co-optee
Dr Julie Tian Miao is a Senior Lecturer in Property and Economic Development in the Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Her research and teaching inte…
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Neil Lee
Chair, Policy Committee (Trustee)
Neil Lee is an Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. His work uses econometric methodologies to investigate issues closely related to public policy, an…
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Frances Brill
Early Career Representative (Observer)
Frances is a post-doc researcher on the ‘What is Governed in Cities’ project, based at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Her current research focuses on the governance of residential…
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Paul Elhorst
Editor-in-Chief, Spatial Economic Analysis (Co-Optee)
Paul Elhorst is Professor of Spatial Econometrics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and author of the book “Spatial econometrics: from cross-sectional data to spatial panels…
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Vanessa Guerra
Student Representative (Observer)
Vanessa is a PhD candidate in Environmental Design and Planning at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. She has consultancy experience at the Inter-American Develo…
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Ron Boschma
Vice Chair (Research) and Chair, Research Committee
Ron Boschma is a Full Professor in Regional Economics at the Department of Economic Geography at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. From January 2013 and until recently, he …
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Dieter Kogler
Conference and Events Coordinator (Trustee)
Dieter F. Kogler is a lecturer in economic geography at University College Dublin. His research focus is on the geography of innovation and evolutionary economic geography, with particular e…
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Weidong Liu
Member, China and Editor, Area Development and Policy (Co-optee)
Weidong Liu is a full professor in Economic Geography and assistant director at the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His…
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Stephen Hincks
Editor, Regional Studies Regional Science (Co-optee)
Stephen is a Reader in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield.  His research lies within the broad scope of urban and regional studies with a specific focus on applied sp…
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Fulong Wu
Publication Committee Rep for ADP, Observer
Fulong Wu is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London. His research interests include urban development in China and its social and sustainable challenges. He has recently…
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Phil Tomlinson
Policy Impact Book Series Editor, Co-optee
Phil Tomlinson is a Professor of Industrial Strategy in the School of Management, at the University of Bath.   He has published over 60 articles in leading academic journals, books and book…
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Rachel Franklin
Chair for Diversity and Inclusion (Observer)
Rachel Franklin is Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle Univer…
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Ron Martin
President

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Professor Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests include the geographies of labour markets; regional development and competitiveness; the geographies of money and finance; geographical economics; and evolutionary economic geography…

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Allen J Scott
Vice President
Allen J. Scott is distinguished research professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Policy Studies at UCLA. He has written widely on the economic foundations of urban and…
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Clelio Campolina Diniz
Vice President
Clelio Campolina Diniz is a doctor in Economics and full professor. He served as a Director of the Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar), as a Director of the Faculty of Ec…
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Flavia Martinelli
Vice President
Flavia Martinelli is Professor at the Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy, where she currently teaches Policies and Strategies for Territorial Cohesion. She has worked on regi…
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Lu Dadao
Vice President
Academician LU Dadao is an outstanding economic geographer affiliated with the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Profes…
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Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Chair (Trustee); Publication Committee ex officio
Mark is UCL Bartlett Professor of Cities and Regions at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. He was previously Professor of Town Planning at Newcastle Univers…
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Olga Mrinska
Treasurer (Trustee): Publication Committee ex officio
Olga Mrinska is Associate Director, Senior Evaluation Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Originally from Ukraine, her previous roles include: lecturer…
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Madeleine Hatfield
Executive Editor
Madeleine Hatfield is Founder and Editor at Yellowback (www.ybediting.com) where she provides editorial services to societies, authors and publishers. Madeleine has worked on a number of hig…
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Andrew Beer
Vice Chair (Publications) and Chair, Publications Committee
Andrew Beer is Dean, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia Business School. He previously worked at the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Aus…
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Huiwen Gong
Early Career Representative
Huiwen is a PhD student with a  focus on opening concepts in Economic Geography to perspectives from the Global South and Asia.  Huiwen will provide a significant voice representing the vi…
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David Bailey
Editor-in-Chief, Regional Studies and Trustee
Professor David Bailey is an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy and is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturi…
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Klaus Dodds
Editor-in-Chief, Territory, Politics, Governance
Professor Klaus Dodds is the Director of Research for the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway. He was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for his achievements in the fields of geopolit…
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Paul Elhorst
Editor-in-Chief, Spatial Economic Analysis (Co-Optee)
Paul Elhorst is Professor of Spatial Econometrics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and author of the book “Spatial econometrics: from cross-sectional data to spatial panels…
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Stephen Hincks
Editor, Regional Studies Regional Science (Co-optee)
Stephen is a Reader in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield.  His research lies within the broad scope of urban and regional studies with a specific focus on applied sp…
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Fulong Wu
Publication Committee Rep for ADP, Observer
Fulong Wu is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London. His research interests include urban development in China and its social and sustainable challenges. He has recently…
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Simona Iammarino
Member
Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She served as Head of Department…
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Vassilis Monastiriotis
Member, RSAI (BIS) Representative
Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training, specialising in three areas of Labour Economics, Economic Geography and Political Economy. He has significant poli…
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Mark Scott
Member
Mark Scott is Professor of Planning at University College Dublin. Mark’s research is focused on theories and practices of spatial planning and governance, specifically related to rural pla…
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Maria Abreu
Member
Dr Maria Abreu is a regional economist, working on topics relating to creativity, higher education, migration, and local labour markets. She is a University Senior Lecturer (Associate Profes…
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Alessandro Sancino
Member
Dr. Alessandro Sancino (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Management at The Open University Business School’s Department of Public Leadership & Social Enterprise, where he brings extensive…
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Adelheid Holl
Editor, Regional Studies, Regional Science
Adelheid Holl is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) since 2009. She was previously Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Foundation for Studies in Applied …
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Declan Jordan
Member, RSAI (BIS) Representative
Declan Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Co-Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre. Declan’s research interests include innovation, regional and urba…
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Ron Boschma
Vice Chair (Research) and Chair, Research Committee
Ron Boschma is a Full Professor in Regional Economics at the Department of Economic Geography at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. From January 2013 and until recently, he …
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Elisa Giuliani
Member
Elisa Giuliani (PhD SPRU, Sussex University) is Full Professor at the Department of Economics & Management of the University of Pisa, and 2017-2018 visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School o…
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Lewis Dijkstra
Member
Lewis Dijkstra is the deputy head of the Policy Development and Economic Analysis Unit of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy in the European Commission. He is the editor t…
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Canfei He
Member
Dr. Canfei He is a Changjiang Scholar and Full Professor in Economic Geography at Peking University in China. He is the dean of college of urban and environmental sciences at Peking Universi…
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Lars Coenen
Member
Lars is an economic geographer and scholar in innovation studies. He joined the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne in January 2017 as the inaugural ‘Cit…
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Simona Iammarino
Member
Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She served as Head of Department…
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Mario Davide Parrilli
Member
M. Davide Parrilli is Full Professor of Regional Economic Development at Bournemouth University. He has published extensive research on SME development, clusters and districts evolution, reg…
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Elisa Roller
Member
Elisa Roller is Head of Unit for Structural Policy and Economic Analysis in the Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in the European Commission.  Before that, she was Deputy …
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Markku Sotarauta
Professor
Markku Sotarauta is professor of regional development studies in Faculty of Management and Business at Tampere University, Finland. In 2011-2013, he served as the founding Dean of the School…
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Lummina (Ina) Horlings
Member
Prof. dr. L.G. (Ina) Horlings (1962) studied land- and watermanagement and human (environmental) geography. She obtained a PhD in Policy Science, and currently holds a chair in Socio-Spatial…
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Peter Sunley
Member
Peter Sunley is Professor of Human Geography, and Director of Research and Enterprise in Geography and Environment, at the University of Southampton.  He has published widely on economic ge…
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Michaela Trippl
Member
Michaela Trippl is Full Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna, Austria. The main focus of her research is on region…
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Mia Bennett
Member
Mia Bennett is an assistant professor in the Geography Department and School of Modern Languages & Cultures (China Studies Programme) at the University of Hong Kong. As a political geog…
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Abigail Cooke
Member
Abigail Cooke is Assistant Professor of Geography at University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is also a co-director of the Center for Trade, Environment, and Development (CTED, formerly CUSTAC). He…
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Wolfgang Petzold
Member
Wolfgang Petzold is head of unit in the communication department of the Committee of the Regions, the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives in Brussels. Before, he worked for…
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Stuart Dawley
Member
Dr Stuart Dawley is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University. His current research focuses upon the ev…
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Pierre-Alexandre Balland
Member
Pierre-Alexander Balland is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography & Planning at Utrecht University, where he serve’s as the deputy-head of the research programme …
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