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2019 RSA Winter Conference - conference photos now online

The 2019 RSA Winter conference took place from 14th-15th November 2019 at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury. Delegates enjoyed two days of presentation, discussion and plenary sessions. Please click here to view the conference photos. Click here to view the Conference Infographic. Fumi Kitagawa (FeRSA) has written a blog about organising a special session at the Winter Conference 2019. […]

RSA 2019 Student and Early Career Conference Report

The RSA 2019 student and early career conference was held in the University of Lincoln, where we were welcomed by Dr Gary Bosworth and his colleagues from the School of Geography and the Lincoln International Business School. They shared some of their work, with a focus on designing and carrying out research for policy impact. […]

Klaus Dodds

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 geopolitics and human geography. In academic year 2010-11, he was a visiting fellow at St Cross College, Oxford and HARC fellow at Royal Holloway. In October 2012, […]

Alessandro Sancino

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 academic experience from posts held in Italy, Switzerland, Peru’ and the UK. Alessandro is a truly international scholar and he has published in top journals in the fields of […]

Alasdair Rae

Alasdair Rae is a Professorial Fellow in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. He is an urban and regional analyst focusing on spatial data, GIS, neighbourhoods, housing markets, transport, commuting, quantitative data analysis, internet search data and geovisualization. Alasdair is a founding Editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, now one of […]

Peter Sunley

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 geography including spatial dimensions of labour and regional political economy. His research has focused on geographies of labour organisation and policy, regional and local economic development, innovation […]

Mario Davide Parrilli

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, regional innovation systems and global innovation networks, global value chains, and social capital in peer-reviewed journals such as RP, SBE, RS, ERD, EPS, TECH, RIPE. In his academic career Davide […]

Simona Iammarino

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 (2014–2017), and is an academic member of the LSE Council and Court of Governors (2016-2022, 2nd term). She is also an Affiliate Faculty Member at the […]

Stuart Dawley

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 evolution of local and regional economies, particularly understanding the dynamics of path creation and development as part of the energy transition.  More broadly, his research previously […]

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 […]

Frances Brill

Frances is the Margaret Tyler Research Fellow in Geography, Girton College. She is an urban-economic geographer and her current research looks at the intersection of the climate and housing crises in London and Johannesburg. She completed her PhD in 2018 at UCL Geography (London, UK) looking at real estate developers’ role in the governance of […]

Fulong Wu

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 published a book, Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China (2015, Routledge). He was awarded 2013 Outstanding International Impact Prize by UK ESRC. He is […]

Alex de Ruyter

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 the area of regional economic development and labour market issues. He has published over 60 academic outputs in leading national and international journals, including the International Journal […]

Helen Lawton-Smith

Helen Lawton-Smith is Professor of Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, and is Director of the Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck, University of London. She is an economic geographer and research career has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, innovation, public policy and regional development in national and international contexts. She is the Founder and Research […]

Paul Hildreth

Paul is a UK and international advisor on cities, regions and local economies. He has contributed to policy nationally and to local economic development, governance and place-shaping. His distinctive expertise is working across policy practice and academia. Paul is Chair of the Policy Committee of the Regional Studies Association and is a non-executive Director of […]

Stephen Hincks

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, […]

Martin Jones

Professor Martin Jones is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Staffordshire University. He previously held the position of Director of the White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTC) and Professor of Urban and Regional Political Economy at the University of Sheffield and was Pro-Vice Chancellor at Aberystwyth University. Martin is the originator and co-editor of the journal Territory, Politics, […]

John Bachtler

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 development in Europe, encompassing the economic development policies of the EU Member States and several other European countries, the structural and cohesion policies of the European Union, EU integration […]

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 […]

Judy Pepper

Judy completed a BA (Hons) in Finance and Accounting at the University of East London. She then worked as a trainee accountant at an international freight forwarders, and then completed her examinations, qualifying as an ACCA accountant in 1996. She then worked for 14 years in various roles for The Emcor group, (which was a […]

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 […]

Will Eadson

Yorkshire and Humberside

The Chair of the RSA Yorkshire and Humberside Branch, Will Eadson, is a Reader in Urban and Regional Sustainability at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. Will has been involved in the RSA for over a decade and more generally has taken an active role in promoting urban and regional studies as a discipline since the early […]

West Midlands

The Chair of the West Midlands Branch, Jun Du is Professor of Economics and Director of Lloyds Banking Centre for Business Prosperity at Aston Business School, Aston University. “Hello! This is Jun Du, Chair of RSA in West Midlands. It is my great pleasure to send this welcome message to you at the outset of […]

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