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Territories Categories: United Kingdom

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, […]

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 […]

Stefania Fiorentino

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 […]

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 […]

South West

The Chair of the RSA South West Branch, Ian Smith, is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). “I work on a wide range of issues relating to regional economics and to the production of public policy at different territorial levels.  In this I hold to the […]

North East

Ignazio Cabras is the Faculty Director for International Research Partnerships and a member of the Strategic Management and International Business Group (SMIB) at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA). He is fully qualified with a BSc(Hons) and […]

London and South East

Welcome Hi there. I’m Dave Valler, Reader in Planning in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. It’s an honour to take up the Chair of the RSA London and South East Branch and I look forward to meeting and working with colleagues within and outside the area. It’s a fascinating time, […]

Wales

The Chair of the RSA Wales Section is Max Munday, Director of the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. “The Welsh section of the RSA has been active since the early 1990s. The Welsh economy is a valuable lens through which to examine regional policy and economic issues, being a devolved […]

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Scotland

Message from Dr Mazzei I am a Senior Lecturer at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, and  a program leader for an MSc in Social Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University.  I have studied political science and sociology at the University of Florence.  I hold a Master Degree in Applied Social Research from the […]

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