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Lindsey Appleyard

Assistant Professor, Coventry University

Dr Lindsey Appleyard is an economic geographer with interdisciplinary research interests around financial geographies, specialising in financial inclusion and inclusive economies. Lindsey’s recent research has focused on reducing financial vulnerability, responsible lending and borrowing, credit and financial capability. She makes an academic contribution by providing nuanced understandings of the ‘lived experience’ of financialization. Through Lindsey’s networks and collaborations, her body of research aims to make a significant impact by influencing policy and practice to develop financially resilient communities. Her research created a REF2021 impact case study. Since 2017, Lindsey has been successfully awarded over £900k of funding for research and impact as PI or Co-I from a range of sources, including UKRI’s ESRC and AHRC, abrdn Financial Fairness Trust, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Carnegie UK Trust and the Money Advice Service. Her research has been disseminated at a variety of international and national conferences (such as RGS-IBG, AAG) and has published widely in a peer-reviewed journals including: Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies, Journal of Business Research and Environment and Planning A. Through broadcast, print and social media, Lindsey has engaged with the public (including ITV Central News and BBC Radio 4). Lindsey is also founder and Director of Credit U.


  • 2015–present
    Assistant Professor, Coventry University