Current position

Assistant Professor
Coventry University

Research interests

- The evolving role of the voluntary and community sector, civil society, local government and the market in promoting the inclusive economy - Analysis of relationships between the state, civil society, the voluntary/community sector and the market in promoting the inclusive economy - Assessment of policy regarding the inclusive economy - Evaluation of policy and practice in neighbourhood or urban regeneration/renewal initiatives in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

Other voluntary sector involvement

I was a Trustee of 2 local Age UKs in the West Midlands between 2010 and 2017. I have been engaged in various neighbourhood-based and community support VCS organisations in the West Midlands for over 20 years. Currently I am a volunteer in the transport heritage movement.