At Birmingham I'm a Senior Birmingham Fellow in Regional Economic Development, based in the Business School. I'm also a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and an affiliate at the Spatial Economics Research Centre. I completed my PhD at LSE in 2011.
My academic research focuses on the economics of cultural diversity, in particular the performance of diverse cities, communities and teams. I'm also interested in innovation systems and clusters, and in wider public policy for cities, especially policy design and evaluation.
I've worked in Whitehall at the Department of Communities and Local Government on issues like localism, regeneration and economic development.
My CV is here.