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Dr Stephen Hincks

Stephen's research covers two broad themes. The first theme focuses on conceptualising, measuring and analysing the dynamics of spatial development. This area of research involves developing and applying different analytical frameworks and methodologies to understand complex spatial structures and processes.  This has included research on housing and labour market interaction; changing housing and neighbourhood interactions; the measurement of spatial planning outcomes; neighbourhood change; migration in Europe; and spatial housing market analysis.  

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Geography, Development, Housing, Cities, Community, Migration, Society, Economy, Policy, Regulation, Governance

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Dr Richie Nimmo

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and pursues questions emerging from the ambiguous status of nonhumans in modern knowledge-practices. In social thought nonhumans are often a kind of absent presence, rendered marginal as a 'context' of human agency, whilst simultaneously performing the invisible work of shaping foundational notions of the human. The marginalisation of nonhuman animals in particular points towards a fundamental ontological asymmetry involved in social scientific conceptions of 'the social'.

Keywords: 
Politics, Policy, Networks, Society, Research methods, Crime and security, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Prasenjit Banerjee

My research is motivated by interdependencies between human behaviour and mechanisms/institutions designed for environmental protection. I do game theoretic modelling and experimental work.My work includes conservation and management of natural resources, behavioural impact on environmental policies, designing mechanism/institutionfor environmental protection, and environmental regulation. I also look at philosophical and behavioural underpinnings of valuation of environmental goods.

Keywords: 
Behaviour, Environmental policy, Engagement, Conservation, Biodiversity, Environment, Impact, Policy, Standards, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Management, Resources

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Dr Philip Bell

Social and economic change and policy responses in rural areas, with a focus on housing, environmental designations and transport policy.

Keywords: 
Society, Economy, Rural studies, Environment, Agriculture, Housing, Cities, Conservation, Resilience, Transport, Policy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Mark Baker

Mark has well-developed research interests in regional and strategic planning; central-local relations and the plan-making process; and development plan and development control procedures. His recent research activities include work on stakeholder involvement in the RPG process (sponsored by ODPM / TCPA), the use of environmental and sustainability appraisal within development plans (sponsored by ESRC) and the future of sub-regional planning in England (for CPRE).

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Politics, Governance, Policy, Planning, Engagement, Development, Environment, Evaluation, Sustainability

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Dr Mark Jayne

My research interests focus on urban social and cultural geography. In particular I am concerned with theorizing the intersections of consumption, production, regulation, governance and policy. I have also written on issues such as identity, lifestyle and forms of sociability, affect, emotions and embodiment.

The central theoretical concern of my work is to re-think ‘the city’; to interrogate political and economic practices and processes through social and cultural analysis; and to understand geographies of alcohol, drinking and drunkenness.

Keywords: 
Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Consumption, Society, Economy, Production, Regulation, Governance, Policy, Youth culture, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Martin Henery

Martin joined Manchester Enterprise Centre as an Enterprise Fellow in 2002 before taking up the post of Enterprise Academic in 2004.

He worked for a number of years as a research assistant at UMIST developing a range of technologies. One of these became a new company where Martin developed medical instrumentation for the US market.

His interests are technology and knowledge transfer, and creating new opportunities and ventures. Martin's skills are product development, creativity and problem-solving.

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Innovation, Business, Economy, Management, Policy, Technology, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Production, Development, Arts, Applied research, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Melanie Lombard

With a background in planning and urban development research and previous experience in UK social housing, my interests involve connecting the built environment to social processes through exploring the everyday activities that construct cities, often neglected by formal theories and practices of planning and urbanism.

Keywords: 
Planning, Policy, Impact, Cities, Inequality, Community, Economy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Nick Turnbull

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

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Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Governance, Regulation, Politics, Policy

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Prof Kevin Ward

My research is motivated by a desire to explain and remove urban cultural, economic and social injustices, and centres around the following concerns:

- Urban policy and politics

- Neo-liberal urbanism

- Policy mobilties and mutations

- Comparative urbanism

- Financial models and infrastructure

- Multi-site methodologies

- Geographies of work and employment

Keywords: 
Cities, Policy, Politics, Political economy, Geography, Finance, Infrastructure, Information technology, Research methods, Fieldwork, Employment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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