The Rural and Regional Research Group has a growing track record of social and economic development research.
This includes locally funded projects to inform economic policies in Lincolnshire as well as national and international collaborations to advise on future approaches to delivering rural policy in England and beyond.
We are researching businesses and wider economic development in different spatial contexts. This extends from policy evaluations and regional economic analysis through to direct interventions with businesses in diverse regional and rural settings across the globe.
Supporting the economic development of regions can provide better opportunities for the businesses and communities living there. Understanding more about the importance of geography for innovation and growth can inform new approaches to supporting their development trajectories.
We aim to become a leading UK research centre for rural and regional research. No other established centre for regional and rural research is based within a Business School but we see business and enterprise being essential drivers of sustainable regions.
Dr Gary Bosworth, Reader
Prof David Charles, Director of Research
Dr David Gray, Joint Head of Division
Dr Chris Phelan, Lecturer
Dr Eric Ruto, Senior Lecturer
Prof Peter Somerville, Professor of Social Policy
Prof Ted Fuller, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Foresight
Dr Agnieszka Rydzik, Lecturer
Dr Shrabani Saha, Senior Lecturer
Liz Price, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Jane Deville, Research Fellow
William Hamilton, PhD Student
Susan Marango, PhD Student
Mahdieh Zainali, PhD Student
Kenny Odunukan, PhD Student
Prof Nigel Curry, Visiting Professor
Ivan Annibal, Visiting Fellow, Rose Regeneration
Dr Jason Beadell, Visiting Fellow, Smith Gore
Dr Sally Hewitt, Independent Researcher