My research focuses on rural and regional entrepreneurship and innovation. I strive to understand how processes and patterns of entreprneurship are shaped by social, cultural and enviornmental characteristics in more rural and periheral regions. I firmly believe that the functions of rural businesses extend beyond the purely economic and that we must recognise their key roles as actors of both change and continuity across rural communities.
PhD, Centre for Rural Economy
Entrepreneurial in-migrants and economic development in rural EnglandSep 2005 - Jan 2009
MRes, Newcastle University
Rural Social SciencesSep 2004 - Sep 2005
MA (Hons), University of Cambridge
Land Economy1998 - 2001