People Categories: Specialism

Michael Taster

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 entitled, “The Creation and Reproduction of Policy Relevant Spatial Knowledge and New Publishing Models, A Case Study of Regional Studies.” The project seeks […]

Joshua Barrett

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 development initiatives related to climate change, including initiatives to raise public awareness engage the academic community and professional associations, manage and lead research and analysis initiatives, as […]

Joan Fitzgerald

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 development and innovation. Her third book, Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010), examines how cities are creating economic development opportunities in several green […]

Julie Tian Miao

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 interests cover the economics, planning and the built environment of the knowledge economy, knowledge workers, housing market dynamics and affordability, as well as innovative, informal and […]

Klára Sobeková

Klára joined the RSA in August 2016. Her academic background is in European studies and European integration with a specialisation in Central and Eastern Europe. In previous roles, she worked in Brussels for the European Committee of the Regions and the representation of Prešov region. In addition, she has also worked at the EU-office of […]

Katharina Bürger

Katharina joined the Regional Studies Association in November 2018, after having worked as an Events Manager for a private school at the South Coast of England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Germany) and is a University of Brighton graduate (Master of Science in International Event Management). […]

Alex Holmes

Alex joined as the RSA Communications and Membership Manager in March 2018. Prior to this, she had been a physics teacher for 17 years and an archaeological researcher/tech at UCL after completing her Masters in 1995.  She completed her Doctorate in Education in 2015. She would love to communicate your regional studies news and views […]

Lesa Reynolds

Lesa has worked at the Regional Studies Association since February 2012; arriving with over 20 years of experience in events and conferences management for a variety of organisations in London and the South East, covering disciplines such as fashion and education as well as those concerned with important governmental issues. Lesa made an immediate impact […]

Sally Hardy

Sally Hardy began her career at the Economic and Social Research Council where she worked as a Scientific Officer in the Industry and Employment Committee dispensing funding to UK based social science academics. Sally moved to the Regional Studies Association where she has been CEO for just over 30 years. She has developed the organisation […]

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