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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 Ross Jones

Ross is the University Living Lab's Lead Researcher and part of the original ULL team along with James EvansAndrew Karvonen and Lucy Millard.

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Social responsibility, Business, Globalisation, Production, Networks, Governance, Regulation, Consumption, Political economy, Society, Community, Engagement, Behaviour, Psychology, External engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Education for Sustainable Development

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Dr Nick Turnbull

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

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

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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 Gale Raj-Reichert

My research interests are on the governance of global production networks. More specifically, I have researched on how governance over health and safety in the computer global production network are implemented in Penang, Malaysia. I focus on private governance systems such as standards and codes of conduct implemented by firms and how government agencies (and government regulation) and civil society actors shape, contest and influence governance outcomes in global production networks.

Keywords: 
Governance, Production, Networks, Business, Standards, Regulation, Globalisation, Economy, Geography, Development, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Frank Stephen

Frank's current research interests are on the interface between economics and the law with three main areas: (1) Competition and regulation in professional service markets; (2) Law and development and (3) The process of medical negligence claiming

Keywords: 
Regulation, Governance, Economy, Business, Innovation, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Erik Swyngedouw

Over the past two decades, I have published several books and over a hundred research papers in leading journals in the broader fields of political economy, political ecology, and urban theory and culture. My aim is to bring politically explicit yet theoretically and empirically grounded research that contributes to the practice of constructing a more genuinely humanising geography.

Keywords: 
Political economy, Politics, Economy, Water, Resources, Management, Ecology, Environment, Cities, Development, Planning, Governance, Regulation, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Duncan Thomas

Duncan's research interests include: European science dynamics, Innovation, climate change resilience and sustainability in regulated water utility sectors, and Global water and sanitation planning and policies.

Keywords: 
Innovation, Business, Economy, Climate change, Resilience, Impact, Sustainability, Climate, Water, Regulation, Policy, Universities, Finance

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Mr David Williamson

Research interests: How 'differences' across organisation types (e.g. firms, sectors, states) influence regulatory effectiveness and efficiency. This is part of an ongoing project exploring why regulation may need to be, and whether it can be, individualised.

Worked in manufacturing for 13 years, mainly as a production manager; led several sustainability initiatives at Staffordshire University

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Regulation, Business, Economy, Political economy, Innovation, Impact

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Prof Colin Kirkpatrick

Research interests: Development economics and policy, Infrastructure and public utility policy, Privatisation and regulation policy, including regulatory impact assssment, Environmental and sustainable development policy, Impact assessment and sustainable development

Keywords: 
Development, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Buildings, Regulation, Impact, Governance, Environment, Sustainability

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