Gillian is a Professor in Economic Geography with research interests in the areas of regional economic development; regional economic resilience; local and regional competitiveness; and regional policy. She is an editor of Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, and also Regional Studies.
She is currently leading one of Cardiff University’s flagship engagement projects – City Region Exchange – which is designed to enhance the University’s engagement with the Cardiff Capital Region.
- BA (Hons) First Class: Economics, Cardiff University (1991).
- PhD, Cardiff University (1995).
- University of Wales Junior Research Fellow, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (1995 - 1997).
- Research Associate, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (1997-2000).
- Lecturer in Economics, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (2000 - 2001).
Memberships / External Activities
- Managing Editor Regions and Cities Book Series (Routledge / Regional Studies Association).
- Deputy Chair and Board Member of Regional Studies Association Board.
- Editor, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.
Regional economic development; regional economic resilience; local and regional competitiveness; devolution finance; regional economic change and restructuring; and the evaluation and analysis of UK and EU public policy in relation to regional and rural development objectives.
Economic Crises: Resilience of Regions – “ECR2” – ESPON 2012 (April 2012 – April 2014).
Territories and technologies in an unstable knowledge economy : An evolutionary framework of regional resilience – “T-RES” - (ESRC OPEN RESEARCH AREA IN EUROPE FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES ANR-DFG-ESRC-NWO Joint Funding Scheme). April 2011 – March 2014.
The Brain Drain? A study of Graduate Migration in Wales – ESRC SKOPE Centre in conjunction with WISERD (September 2010 – December 2011). The Summary Findings are available.
Study of Community Benefits from Wind Farms (with Dr Richard Cowell and Professor Max Munday). Total Grant: £10,000. Welsh Assembly Government Economic Research Grant (2006/07).
(Note – the final report, Wind farm development in Wales: assessing the community benefits, is now available from the Welsh Assembly Government website).
- Spaces of Production - Introduction to Economic Geography (BSc).
- Economic Change and Spatial Policy (BSc).