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.
Gillian is Deputy Head of School and Deputy Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies (CASS). She is also a member of the ESRC’s Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE).
Regions and Cities Book Series
Gillian is managing editor of the Regions and Cities Book Series (published by Routledge in conjunction with the Regional Studies Association).
Gillian is also one of the editors of Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.
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.
Spaces of Production - Introduction to Economic Geography (BSc).
Economic Change and Spatial Policy (BSc).
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).