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 and venture capital, and design and creative industries. He has frequently co-published with Ron Martin and their joint publications include influential papers on clusters and regional path dependence, as well as Putting Workfare in Place (with Corinne Nativel, Oxford UP, 2003) and Critical Concepts in Economic Geography (Routledge, 2009). He has completed research projects on the geography of the design industry in the UK, examining the connections between place, creativity and innovation, and on the development of social enterprise in different cities. His most recent research focuses on regional economic resilience and growth and change in urban economies.