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2019 RSA Winter Conference Special Sessions

As part of the 2019 RSA Winter Conference, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions. Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters to discuss and highlight a particular topic and to develop or further extend your network.

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, […]

Huiwen Gong

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 views of emerging scholars on the Committee and it is hoped her active involvement will provide a distinct and valuable perspective.

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 […]

Mark Scott

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 co-edited the recently published Rural Planning & Development (Routledge, 2017). […]

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 […]

Michaela Trippl

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 regional innovation dynamics, regional industrial development and structural change and innovation policies. She has widely published in leading international journals such as Economic Geography, Regional […]

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 […]

Elisa Roller

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 Head of Unit for Conception, Forward Studies and Impact Assessment in the Directorate-General for Regional Policy and Policy Coordinator in the Lisbon Task Force of the […]

Wolfgang Petzold

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 ten years for the European Commission’s Regional Policy and Employment and Social Affairs Directorate-Generals. Being a sociologist, Wolfgang graduated from the University of Bremen in […]

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 […]

Lummina (Ina) Horlings

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 Planning at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her research work broadly deals with ‘the human factor’ in spatial planning. […]

Elisa Giuliani

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 of Management. She is Associate Editor for Research Policy, and part of the Editorial Boards of Economic Geography, the Journal of Economic Geography and the Business and Human Rights Journal. Her research cuts […]

Lewis Dijkstra

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 the Cohesion Reports, which analyse economic, social and environmental issues in EU regions and cities. His latest work and publications cover topics such as regional […]

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 a post-doc researcher on the ‘What is Governed in Cities’ project, based at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Her current research focuses on the governance of residential real estate investment in London, particularly around the housing crisis, risk strategies and the role of private sector norms. I completed my PhD at UCL, […]

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, […]

Dieter Kogler

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 emphasis on knowledge production and diffusion, and processes related to technological change and innovation. He is involved in several multidisciplinary and multi-collaborative research projects, and has recently […]

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