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RSA Team shortlisted as Best Association Team finalist in Association Excellence Awards 2019

We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards 2019 in Best Association Team category.  We will look forward to attending the finals in October, where fingers crossed, we might win! Details of all the finalists can be found on the Association Excellence Awards web page https://associationexcellenceawards.co.uk/shortlist-2019/

RSA Policy at the UK Evidence Week 2019

On 25th June we, along with Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham) and representatives from Taylor and Francis, presented an ‘Evidence Pod’ at Westminster, as part of the Evidence Week organised by Sense about Science. The aim of the event was to brief members of Parliament and the House of Lords about important policy issues. […]

Final Report: RSA Research Network on Financial Geographies (FinGeo)

Organisers: Martin Sokol, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Zoltán Gál, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford, UK David Bassens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium The RSA Research Network on Financial Geographies has operated with RSA support under the auspices of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in Oxford in 2015 (building on a […]

East of England

The Chair of the RSA East of England Branch, Pete Tyler is Professor, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in Land Economy at St. Catharine’s College Peter Tyler is a Professor in Urban and Regional Economics. He has been a Project Director for over seventy major research projects for Government, […]

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Central and Eastern Europe

The CEE Division comprised of Albania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. However, the CEE Division is inclusive and we also welcome members from other countries not listed here. The CEE Division is a limited […]

Daniela Carl

Daniela, a graduate in Cultural and Tourism Geography (VUW New Zealand, University of Trier and Bonn, Germany), worked previously in research and business development roles at HEI in Germany, New Zealand and the UK, as an events and tourism consultant, and tourism management lecturer. Daniela joined the RSA in 2013, bringing wide-ranging international conference management […]

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 […]

Suede Stanton-Drudy

Suede joined the Regional Studies Association in May 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Languages and Bachelor of Laws (Hons I). She has worked as a solicitor in private practice in Australia and England, specialising in Immigration Law. Her job role is to assist with the development of the Centres Programme and the Territorial Networks. […]

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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Ron Martin

Professor Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests include the geographies of labour markets; regional development and competitiveness; the geographies of money and finance; geographical economics; and evolutionary economic geography. He has published some 35 books and monographs, and 200 articles, on these and related themes. […]

Sarah Ayres

Sarah Ayres is a ‘Reader in 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 […]

Mia Gray

Mia Gray is an economic and social geographer at Cambridge University.  Her current research explores the politics and the distributional effects of austerity. She examines the intertwining of the economic, social and political effects on the local decisions around austerity and the shaping of the local state. This project highlights the uneven nature of the […]

Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Mark is UCL Bartlett Professor of Cities and Regions at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. He was previously Professor of Town Planning at Newcastle University (2012-20), and Professor of Spatial Planning and Governance at UCL (2001-12). Mark is a recognised authority and has written extensively on place innovation, urban and regional […]

Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry

Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We respond […]

2019 Presidents Event

2019 President’s Event: Registration is now open

We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

2019 Presidents Event

2019 President’s Event: Registration is now open

We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

Awards 2019

The Awards ceremony took place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. Please click here to view the photos. We are proud to announce the 2019 RSA Awards Winners: Sir Peter Hall Award for Contribution to the Field Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, Canada Student and Early Career Awards […]

Madeleine Hatfield

Madeleine Hatfield is Founder and Editor at Yellowback (www.ybediting.com) where she provides editorial services to societies, authors and publishers. Madeleine has worked on a number of highly ranked academic journals as well as on monographs and research reports. She has also contributed to policy briefings, how-to guides and workshops for early career researchers on academic […]

David Bailey

Professor David Bailey is an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy and is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturing. Most recently, David has undertaken European funded research on using foreign investment to upgrade clusters and on industrial and regional policy. He has twice chaired the Regional Studies Association, and […]

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Regional Studies Association Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry into regional investment and growth

Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We […]

Policy Expo 2018: Place-based Policy Expo: Enhancing Relevance, Sharpening Our Understanding

The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to look at place-based policy and its implementation around the globe. The research will be led by: Andrew Beer, University of South Australia Markku Sotarauta, Tampere University Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK Jiri Blazek, Charles University, Prague Fiona McKenzie, RMIT University This Policy Expo considers the contribution that place-based policy-making […]

Brexit Metaphor

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters This press release was published here. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and […]

Policy Expo 2018: HEIs in Regional Development

The RSA is delighted to announce that the new Policy Expo: Putting Universities in their Place – An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding the Contribution of Higher Education to Local and Regional Development Expo organisers: Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Louise Kempton, Newcastle University, UK Paul Vallance, Sheffield University, UK Maria Conceição Rego, Evora University, Portugal Lucir […]

Joanie Willett

Understanding Brexit and Trump in Post-Industrial, Peripheral Areas: Implications for Regional Development The rise in anti-establishment populism across Western nations is understood to be symbolic of the gulf that has opened up between wealthy, apparently metropolitan, often urban ‘core’, regions; and peripheral localities in decline.  As we have seen in recent elections in the UK, […]

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