I am a research fellow at City-REDI (Birmingham Business School), with in depth analytical skills drawn from extensive experience in conducting qualitative research. I am trained in stakeholder engagement and have extensive experience in briefings, learning events and international conferences.
I was awarded my PhD in December 2016 and was awarded the annual prize by the Economic Geography Research Group, Royal Geographical Society, for the best PhD thesis in the field of economic geography submitted at a UK institution during 2016. My thesis (Satellite, Rockets and Services: a Place for Space in Geography?) explored the competiveness, organisation and governance of the UK space sector. During this research I gained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the space sector and satellite-enabled applications (including telecommunications, GPS and satellite navigation). I also now appreciate the impact of different forms and scales of public and private governance on different stages of space production.
At City-REDI I have recently worked on collating evidence from academic researchers on regional competitiveness and industrial strategy. This evidence was presented to MPs through the development of a ‘slide-pack’ and 1 page summary documents.
I am also involved with the Urban Living Birmingham project for which I was tasked to undertake a detailed review of end-user and explore its application to Birmingham’s urban services.