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 connected to an array of themes including regional competitiveness, sector studies, labour markets and migration. This includes work undertaken for international, national and regional agencies and organisations, including the European Commission, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Dept. for Communities and Local Government (DCLG; ) and Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS; UK).