(Re)Setting the Agenda: Investigating the Gendered Power-relations in the Leadership of Regional Development and Policy-making
This project will challenge the masculine-coded forms of place-leadership in regional development by closely examining the different approaches to leadership that exist within regions, and ways in which different conceptualisations of power are enacted and shape policy-making and development visions.
“I am really pleased to receive this Early Career Grant and the support of the Regional Studies Association to undertake new research which will deepen our understandings of intersecting inequalities, particularly as women globally continue to be denied equal opportunities to make decisions and shape urban and regional life.”
Principal Investigator: Emma Ormerod
Emma Ormerod is a Lecturer in Economic Geography in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development (CURDS) within the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. Emma has two main strands of research interests, firstly the relationship between housing and the economy through increasingly entrepreneurial forms of housing governance, and secondly, gender inequality in local and regional development. Both of these areas of work raise critical questions about transparency, ‘publicness’, politics, power and wider democracy.