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People Categories: Committee Member

Heike Mayer is Professor of Economic Geography in the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern in Switzerland. She is also a member of the University of Bern`s Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED). As a member of the University of Bern executive board, she holds the function of Vice-Rector Quality and Sustainable Development […]

Alan is the Chief Executive of the Regional Studies Association and General Manager of the RSA Europe foundation. He joined both organisations in February 2024, arriving with extensive experience of organisational and professional leadership. Alan’s background is as a geographer and geography educator. He led the Geographical Association (GA) for over 11 years and played […]

Ida Musiałkowska graduated from the Poznań University of Economics in 1999 and obtained PhD in economics from the same university in 2005 (Ph.D. thesis “Regional Business Cycles in the EU”. In 2017 she got her post-doctoral degree in economics (the monograph “The use of the experiences in EU Cohesion Policy by Mercosur”). In 1998 she […]

Imogen Liu is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to joining the VU in 2023, she was a PhD candidate at Maastricht University where her dissertation focused on the transnational integration of Chinese state capital in Europe.   Situated at the intersection of political economy, economic geography and development studies, […]

Professor Shenjing He joined the Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong in January 2015. She served as Associate Dean (Research Postgraduate Studies) for the Faculty of Architecture at HKU from January 2020 to August 2021. Prior to joining HKU, she was Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of Geography […]

Professor Shenjing He joined the Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong in January 2015. She served as Associate Dean (Research Postgraduate Studies) for the Faculty of Architecture at HKU from January 2020 to August 2021. Prior to joining HKU, she was Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of Geography […]

Alex Shi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Real Estate and Construction of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; Deputy Director of surveying undergraduate program; Fellow of HKU Urban System Institute, and Fellow of HKU Real Estate Lab. His main research interests include corporate networks and urban economic growth; venture capital […]

Stefania is a multidisciplinary researcher and teaching fellow in planning and economic development, with working experience in international consultancies. She is a Senior Teaching Associate in Planning Growth and Urban Regeneration in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and a Visiting Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.  Her PhD in […]

Kerstin J. Schaefer is an assistant professor in Economic Geography at Utrecht University (UU); a research fellow at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at Leibniz University Hanover (LUH) and a visting scholar at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics (LSE). After finishing her PhD at LUH in […]

Grete Gansauer is an economic geographer and interdisciplinary public policy researcher focused on regional development, infrastructure, and the local state in peripheral regions and ‘left behind’ places. She is a US Department of Agriculture Predoctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate in Geography in the Resources and Communities Research Group at Montana State University. Her dissertation examines […]

Profile - Ron Boschma

Ron Boschma is a Full Professor in Regional Economics at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. He also holds a Chair in Innovation Studies at the UiS Business School, Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research, at Stavanger University. He has widely published in international journals on Evolutionary Economic Geography, the spatial […]

Professor Klaus Dodds is Executive Dean for the School of Life Sciences at Royal Holloway University of London and Professor of Geopolitics. In October 2012, he was elected Academician (now Fellow) of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). He researches in the areas of environmental and health geopolitics, ice humanities and the international governance of […]

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 spatial analysis, uneven spatial development and urban-regional policy and governance. He has recently published articles on recession and uneven spatial development, neighbourhood change, […]

Ugo Fratesi is Full Professor of Regional Economics and Policy at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. From June 2023, he is the Editor in Chief of Spatial Economic Analysis. Previously, for eight years until 2021, he was Editor of main section papers and Book Review Editor of Regional Studies and, for five years until 2012, of […]

Jennifer Clark is Knowlton School Distinguished Professor and Head of the City and Regional Planning Section in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. She is also a Visiting Professor of City and Regional Planning with the School of Business at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She has authored numerous articles, chapters, […]

Daniela worked previously in research and business development roles at HEI in Germany, New Zealand and the UK, as an events and tourism consultant and lecturer. Daniela joined the RSA in 2013, bringing wide-ranging international conference management experiences, academic networks and a strong entrepreneurial approach to the Association. Daniela’s job portfolio includes business development and […]

Dr Liza Rose Cirolia is a Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. Her research areas include urban statecraft, sub-national finance, and the techno-politics of infrastructure. Her current research is invested in understanding the reconfiguration of large technical systems and global networks in the context of concurrent transitions underway in […]

Dimitri Corpakis, is an independent expert, writing and talking on innovation, growth and technological change. An engineer and planner by training, he has more than 30 years’ experience on the European integration process. Dimitri worked for the European Commission in Brussels as well as for the Greek civil service. Prior to retiring from the European […]

Jennifer Clark is Knowlton School Distinguished Professor and Head of the City and Regional Planning Section in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. She is also a Visiting Professor of City and Regional Planning with the School of Business at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She has authored numerous articles, chapters, […]

Ugo Fratesi is Full Professor of Regional Economics and Policy at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. From June 2023, he is the Editor in Chief of Spatial Economic Analysis. Previously, for eight years until 2021, he was Editor of main section papers and Book Review Editor of Regional Studies and, for five years until 2012, of […]

Karen is an economic geographer with research expertise on geographies of money and finance, FinTech, global cities & service sectors, focusing particularly on issues of financialisation, knowledge networks & economic development in Asia My work also draws upon interdisciplinary ideas from economic sociology, international political economy, cultural studies and social studies of finance. I received […]

Dariusz Wójcik is Professor at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, and Fellow of St Peter’s College. His research focuses on economic geography, corporate governance, and finance. His book The Global Stock Market (Oxford 2011) explores the role of stock markets in the world economy. His book co-authored with Gordon L. Clark […]

Dr Robert Bowen is an International Entrepreneurship academic at Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, and has previously held academic positions at Swansea University and Aberystwyth University in Wales, and the University of Nantes in France. He also currently holds a position of Visiting Professor at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France. Dr Bowen undertakes […]

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