Committees

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

Alex de Ruyter
Co-optee
Alex de Ruyter is a professor at Birmingham City University and serves as Director of its Centre for Brexit Studies. He brings a wealth of research experience and academic engagement in th…
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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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Camilla Chlebna
Early Career Representative (Observer)
Camilla Chlebna is a postdoctoral researcher in the REENEA project on regional energy transitions at the Faculty for Sociology at University of Oldenburg in Germany. Her research is focused …
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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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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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Donna Carmichael
Student Representative (Observer)
Donna is a PhD research student at the London School of Economics, London.  Her research examines urban regeneration in deindustrialized cities with particular focus on spatial and wealth i…
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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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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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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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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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Joshua Barrett
RSA Blog Editor (Co-optee)
Joshua Barrett is Manager of Planning and Accountability for the Climate Change Branch in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. In this position, he oversees policy and strategy devel…
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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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Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Chair (Trustee); Publication Committee ex officio
Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Director of Newcastle City Futures and Newcastle University’s Chair of Town Planning and one of the UK’s leading authorities on planning, land use, histori…
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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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Michael Taster
Observer
Michael Taster is a current PhD research student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. His current research project is sponsored by the RSA and is e…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Our President

Ron Martin
President

Email
rlm1@cam.ac.uk

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mark Scott
Committee 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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Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Chair (Trustee); Publication Committee ex officio
Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Director of Newcastle City Futures and Newcastle University’s Chair of Town Planning and one of the UK’s leading authorities on planning, land use, histori…
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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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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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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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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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Britta Klagge
Member
Britta Klagge is full Professor of Geography at the University of Bonn, Germany. Her research focuses on economic and urban geography with a special interest in energy issues, finance and go…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paul Benneworth
Member
Paul Benneworth is a Professor of Innovation and Regional Development at the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences an…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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