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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Marcin Dąbrowski teaches and researches spatial planning and (multi-level) governance issues related to sustainable urban and regional futures. He is an assistant professor at the Department of Urbanism, being part of Delft University of Technology and its Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. With a background in political science and experience in research […]

Neil Lee is a Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE. He is also Professor II at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and theme convenor at the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute. His research has been funded by international and private sector organisations including the World Bank, OECD, the EIB, and Barclays Bank, and cited in […]

Sarah Ayres is the Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Bristol, UK. Her central research interest is the governance of place, space and territory. This core provides the basis for two main strands of work. First, her research is concerned with devolution and decentralisation in both a UK and an international […]

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 planning, local regeneration and the environmental dimensions of spatial planning. He has published extensively in these areas and has been awarded over €4 million in national and European […]

Luisa Gagliardi is Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, Department of Management and Technology. Before joining Bocconi she was Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva, School of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the role of human capital in shaping labor market, innovation and entrepreneurial outcomes. Among others, she studies how individual preferences and constraints relate to career […]

Andrea is Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in L’Aquila, Italy. Before joining GSSI, he received his PhD in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics and subsequently served as Assistant Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning of Utrecht University. Andrea’s […]

Sally has been CEO of the Regional Studies Association for just over 30 years. She has developed the organisation from a small, UK focused organisation into a global Association with an international footprint. Sally has become an advocate on publishing issues for the learned society sector speaking regularly at national conferences and events, advocating on […]

Nadir Kinossian is Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig, Germany. His research interests include territorial development, multilevel governance, cultural landscapes, and the post-socialist city. Recently, he has been working on the agentic and institutional aspects of change in old industrial regions in Europe and Russia. Currently, he is the Project […]

Mafini Dosso, PhD, is Economist of Innovation & certified project manager professional (PMP). She has 17 years of experience, including nine years as an economist and project leader at the European Commission JRC in Spain. She has co-founded OIITID, a research non-profit organisation in Côte d’Ivoire to support local knowledge development on topics such as […]

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