Regeneration and economic development

Regeneration and economic development

We have a longstanding interest in researching and evaluating regeneration and economic development programmes. Our staff have national and international reputations in these areas, and many act in an advisory capacity to national and local government.

Network Support: Community business peer networking before and during coronavirus (PDF 454.65 KB)

Julian Dobson, Cathy Harris and Rob Macmillan
Published date: 
01/12/2020 (All day)

Event - Trauma, Gender and Culture-informed Care: How to Embed it into Your Services

Friday 18th September, 2-3pm, Online

Join NPC for a discussion exploring the models of support for people facing multiple disadvantage. This event will help an organisations’ leaders and teams to understand some of the key issues affecting the experiences of people facing multiple disadvantage: access to services, transitions within services, and the importance of trauma, gender and culturally-informed care. Sign up here:

Dr Julian Dobson

Job title: 
Senior Research Fellow, PhD

Phone 0114 2255177


Julian is a researcher and writer with a broad interest in place and society, and a particular focus on the complex systemic changes required to achieve environmentally and socially just approaches to urban life. His research expertise is in social and economic regeneration, urban greenspace, town and city centres and the role of the voluntary and community sector. He is especially interested in how and why change happens and the role of evidence in shaping policy and practice.

New report recommends further investment to avoid youth unemployment crisis


As the Chancellor sets out a £2 billion support package to prevent a youth unemployment crisis in the wake of Covid-19, a new report by Sheffield Hallam University recommends double that amount could be needed. 

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