Dr Stuart Dawley
Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography
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Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS)/
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology;
University of Newcastle,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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BA Geography (1st), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1998
PhD Geography, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2003
Fellow of the Regional Studies Association (RSA)
Member of the Regional Studies Association Research Committee
Member of Senate, Newcastle University, 2014-2017
Regional Studies Association
Association of American Geographers
Stuart is an economic geographer with particular thematic interests around industrial development, labour market geographies, geographies of transnational investment, multi-scalar regulation of economic development, knowledge and innovation and processes of uneven economic and social development.
Recent research has focused upon:
- Evolutionary approaches to local and regional development, focusing on the notions of adaptability, related variety, path dependence and path creation. I'm currently exploring these concepts through the empirical case study of the offshore wind industry in a variety of regional and national contexts.
- Towards the 'resilient region'? What might a resilient region look like, what makes for resilience and how can policy makers look to build resilience?
- The (re) production and remaking of labour market geographies, especially the interplay between new labour market dynamics and peripheral regions (e.g. Northern Rock crisis in North East England; local and regional impacts on host economies of A8 migration (EU accession states))
- Exploring notions of 'coupling' between regional assets and focal firms in Global Production Networks. Including, 'placing' TNC investment by exploring the socio-institutional regulation of transnational investment behaviour both within and outside the firm (e.g. grounding fluctuating episodes of FDI across home and host economies; new corporate geographies of the global steel industry).
2017 ‘How to deliver good jobs: towards a regional industrial strategy for Tees Valley’, Trade Union Congress (TUC), with Peter O'Brien, Mike Coombes, Andy Pike and Lewis Evans.
2016-2020 Internationalization of Norwegian Offshore Wind Capabilities (InNOWiC), with NTNU and SINTEF.
2015: The NE1 Model and Comparative Approaches to City Centre Management. Report produced for Newcastle NE1 Business Improvement District (BID). (with John Goddard, David Bradley: CURDS; Kevin Ward, Manchester University). http://www.ncl.ac.uk/curds/news/item/new-curds-report-on-business-improvement-districts-bids
2014: UK Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Feasibility study: The economic impact of industrial plant closures in the UK. (Contribution to project led by ICF GHK)
2012: 'Foresight: Future of Manufacturing and Resilience', UK Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (with Andy Pike and John Tomaney)
2010: SUSTAINE. World class thinking: regional sustainable development dialogues. The two policy workshops – first “How shall we live?” and then “Where shall we live?” – were designed to provide a forum for policymakers and stakeholders to consider evidence from leading-edge sustainability practice and debate the implications, opportunities, barriers and catalysts to practical sustainable development outcomes in the North East. Together, the two workshops were attended by over 110 delegates drawn from a wide array of local, regional and national stakeholder bodies
2007-2010: CURDS and One NorthEast: 'Regional Insights'.
Hosted by CURDS, the Regional Insights programme features policy experts and academics from across the globe sharing best practice in local and regional development. Funded by One NorthEast and Newcastle University, the programme builds on One NorthEast’s recent study “What Works in Regional Economic Development” and seeks to inform our understanding of policy challenges and interventions
2009: City of Greater Bendigo/Regional Development Victoria, Australia:‘The regional impact of international skilled migration'. Project undertaken in conjunction with the Institute for Regional Studies, Monash University.
2008-09 ONE North East, ‘Evaluation of the Impact and Policy Response to Restructuring at Northern Rock' with Regeneris Consulting. CURDS team includes Professors Neill Marshall and John Tomaney, Drs Andy Pike and Jane Pollard.
2008 - 'Placing' Accession state migration in the North East labour market. This pilot project (also involving Dr Alison Stenning and Helen Lowther) seeks to better understand the processes through which migrants from the EU accession states (mostly Poland) engage with the North East's labour market and examine the implications for local and regional development. Special attention is focused upon the role of labour market intermediaries in regulating the demand-supply interface.
2008: LSC and Atmel Response Group: 'Advanced Manufacturing Skills Survey'.
This project examines the post-closure labour market experiences of the workers formerly employed at the US- owned Atmel semiconductor fabrication plant on North Tyneside. The Atmel workforce represents one of the most advanced manufacturing workforces in the North East region. The closure of the plant provides the region with a key challenge in terms of capturing, recycling and harnessing the skills and experience of the workforce. The main aim of the research is go beyond exit interview data to provide insights into the longer-term occupational, sectoral and geographical dimensions of workforce resettlement.
2004- Recasting Steel Geographies: Mapping Corporations, Connecting Communities.
Research Team: Dr Alison Stenning (Project Leader); Dr Andy Pike; Dr Stuart Dawley
2005-2006, ODPM (now DCLG) New Horizons Programme: An assessment of the local and regional impacts of migration from the new EU member states (the A8 states), on which I am working with CURDS colleagues Alison Stenning, Mike Coombes, Tony Champion, Ranald Richardson, Cheryl Conway and Liz Dixon.
2006: One North East (RDA) funded project entitled: What Works in Regional Economic Development - Learning from International Best Practice. A comparative exploration and examination into international local and regional development policy making, drawing key lessons for the North East region. This project involved, amongst others, CURDS colleagues Nick Henry, John Tomaney, Andy Pike, Mike Coombes and Cheryl Conway.
2004- Recasting Steel Geographies: Mapping Corporations, Connecting Communities.
Research Team: Dr Alison Stenning (Project Leader); Dr Andy Pike; Dr Stuart Dawley
2003- 2006 European Commission Framework 5 Programme: City-Regions as Intelligent Territories: Inclusion, Competitiveness And Learning (CRITICAL)
Newcastle University Research Team: Prof. David Charles (Project co-ordinator); Dr Stuart Dawley; Cheryl Conway
Project website: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/critical/
Regional Studies Association (RSA) Research Committee
David Dodds: 'Tech Nation UK?: 'placing' the local geographies of path creation in the digital sector (ESRC Collaborative Studentship with Tech North) (Co-supervised with Jane Pollard)
Lewis Evans: 'Creating new paths: the conversion and diversification of North Sea ports' (ESRC Collaborative Studentship with Humber LEP) (Co-supervised with Danny Mackinnon)Robert Pollock: 'Placing regions in the path creation of the UK's offshore wind industry' (Co-supervised with Danny Mackinnon)
Fraser Bell 'Place branding, origination and reputations’. (ESRC Collaborative Studentship with NGI) (Co-supervised with Prof Andy Pike and Prof Ray Hudson)
Emil Evenhuis: 'Political Economy of Adaptation in Old Industrial Regions' (ESRC) (Completed in 2016 and co-supervised with Professor Andy Pike)
Ben Fisher: 'Path Creation in Regional Economic Development'. (Completed in 2015 and co-supervised with Prof Andy Pike).
Paul Vallance: "Work practices and learning in the knowledge communities of the UK games development sector" (ESRC)(Completed 2008 and co-supervised with Prof Jane Pollard)
GEO 1010 Interconnected World
GEO 1015 Contemporary Human Geography of the UK
GEO 2034 Key Methods
GEO 2044 Doing Geographical Research: Theory and Practice
GEO 2124: Berlin Fieldtrip: Economic Geography
GEO 2099 Economic Geography (Module Leader)
GEO 3099 Dissertation (Module Leader)
Tutor: Stages 1-3
GEO 8017 Human Geography: Concepts in Action
MA/MRes in Local and Regional Development - Dissertation Supervisor
MA in Human Geography - Dissertation Supervisor
- MacKinnon D, Dawley S, Pike A, Cumbers A. Rethinking Path Creation: A Geographical Political Economy Approach. Economic Geography 2018. In Press.
- MacKinnon D, Dawley S, Steen M, Menzel MP, Karlsen A, Sommer P, Hansen GH, Normann HE. Path creation, global production networks and regional development: a comparative international analysis of the offshore wind sector. Progress in Planning 2018, Epub ahead of print.
- Marshall JN, Dawley S, Pike A, Pollard JS. Geographies of corporate philanthropy: The Northern Rock Foundation. Environment and Planning A 2017, 50(2), 266-287.
- O'Brien P, Coombes M, Dawley S, Evans L, Pike A. How to Create Great Jobs: Towards a Regional Industrial Strategy for Tees Valley: A Report for the TUC by the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University. Trades Union Congress, London: Newcastle University, 2017.
- Evenhuis E, Dawley S. Evolutionary Perspectives on Economic Resilience in Regional Development. In: Williams N; Vorley T, ed. Creating Resilient Economies: Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development in Uncertain Times. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017.
- Pike A, MacKinnon D, Cumbers A, Dawley S, McMaster R. Doing evolution in economic geography. Economic Geography 2016, 92(2), 123-144.
- Dawley S, Mackinnon D, Cumbers A, Pike A. Policy activism and regional path creation: the promotion of offshore wind in North East England and Scotland. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 2015, 8(2), 257-272.
- Dawley S. Creating New Paths? Offshore Wind, Policy Activism, and Peripheral Region Development. Economic Geography 2014, 90(1), 91-112.
- Dawley S, Marshall JN, Pike A, Pollard J, Tomaney J. Continuity and Evolution in an Old Industrial Region: The Labour Market Dynamics of the Rise and Fall of Northern Rock. Regional Studies 2014, 48(1), 154-172.
- Dawley S, Marshall JN, Pike A, Pollard J, Tomaney J. Placing Labour Markets in the Evolution of Old Industrial Regions: the Case of Northern Rock. Institute of Education, London: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, 2012. LLAKES Research Paper Series 38.
- Henry N, Dawley S. Geographies of economic growth 1: Industrial and technology regions. In: Lee R; Leyshon A; McDowell L; Sunley P, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography. London: Sage Publications, 2011, pp.273-285.
- Dawley S, Marshall JN, Pike A, Pollard J, Tomaney J. The Labour Market Impact of the Run on Northern Rock: Continuity and Evolution in an old Industrial Region. Utrecht, Netherlands: Utrecht University, 2011. Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography.
- Dawley S. Transnational corporations and local and regional development. In: Pike, A; Rodriguez-Pose, A; Tomaney, J, ed. Handbook of Local and Regional Development. London: Taylor & Francis, 2010, pp.394-412.
- Marshall JN, Pike A, Pollard JS, Tomaney J, Dawley S, Gray J. Placing the run on Northern Rock. Journal of Economic Geography 2012, 12(1), 157-181.
- Dawley S, Pike A, Tomaney J. 'Towards the resilient region?: Policy activism and peripheral region development'. London: Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC); London School of Economics, 2010. SERC Discussion Papers SERCDP0053.
- Dawley S, Pike A, Tomaney J. Towards the resilient region?. Local Economy 2010, 25(8), 650-667.
- Pike A, Dawley S, Tomaney J. Resilience, adaptation and adaptability. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 2010, 3(1), 59-70.
- Dawley S, Tomaney J. What works in international skilled migration and regional development. City of Greater Bendigo Council, Victorian State Government: City of Greater Bendigo Council, Victorian State Government, 2010.
- Stenning AC, Dawley S. Poles to Newcastle: Grounding New Migrant Flows in Peripheral Regions. European Urban and Regional Studies 2009, 16(3), 273-294.
- Dawley S, Stenning AC, Pike AJ. Mapping Corporations, Connecting Communities: Remaking Steel Geographies in Northern England and Southern Poland. European Urban and Regional Studies 2008, 15(3), 265-287.
- Dawley S. Making labour-market geographies: volatile 'flagship' inward investment and peripheral regions. Environment and Planning A 2007, 39(6), 1403-1419.
- Dawley S. Fluctuating rounds of inward investment in peripheral regions: Semiconductors in the north east of England. Economic Geography 2007, 83(1), 51-73.
- Dawley SJ, Jones I. The labour market challenge. In: Tomaney J, ed. The future of the North East. London: The Smith Institute, 2009, pp.80-89.
- Dawley S, Bradley DP. Mapping and Analysis of Employer Representative Groups / Networks in the North East of England. CURDS; Newcastle University: Skills North East (Regional Skills Partnership) and One North East, 2007.
- Stenning AC, Champion AG, Conway CD, Coombes MG, Dawley SJ, Dixon E, Raybould SR, Richardson RGW. Assessing the local and regional impacts of international migration. London: Department for Communities and Local Government, 2006.
- Benneworth PS, Dawley SJ. Managing the university third strand innovation process? Developing innovation support services in regionally engaged universities. Knowledge, Technology, and Policy 2006, 18(3), 74-94.
- CURDS, GHK. What Works in Regional Economic Development Policy: Final Report. Newcastle upon Tyne: One North East, 2006.
- Henry N, Pike AJ, Tomaney J, O'Brien PE, Coombes MG, Conway C, Dawley SJ, Champion T. What works in regional economic development: learning from international best practice. Newcastle upon Tyne: One North East, 2006. Research and Evaluation Reports.
- Conway CD, Dawley S, Charles DR. An investigation of the learning dynamics involved within the creative industries sector in the Newcastle City Region. In: Regional Studies Association Annual Conference; Gateway 3a Enabling Knowledge Strategies: CRITICAL Theme, Regional Growth Agendas. 2005, Aalborg, Denmark: Regional Studies Association.
- Henry N, Dawley S, Conway CD. Skills-led economic development? Regional futures, a demand-led system and the North East of England. In: Regional Growth Agendas, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference. 2005, Aalborg, Denmark.
- Dawley S, Conway CD, Charles DR. The dynamics of learning and knowledge within community-led urban regeneration: the Lower Ouseburn Valley as a ‘community of practice’?. In: Regional Studies Association Annual Conference; Gateway 3a Enabling Knowledge Strategies, CRITICAL Theme, Regional Growth Agendas. 2005, Aalborg, Denmark.
- Benneworth PS, Dawley SJ. The territorial development of innovation support assets through university / business interactions: towards a dynamic model. In: Oakey R; During W; Kauser S, ed. New technology based firms in the new millennium. Oxford: Elsevier, 2005, pp.41-62.
- Dawley S. Understanding the ebb and flow of high-technology investment and disinvestment within host region economies: a multi-scalar socio-institutional approach. In: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Session: 'The Political Economies of Inward Investment'. 2005, Denver, Colorado.
- Conway CD, Dawley S, Henry N. Regional Skills Foresight Research (Phase II). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Skills Intelligence North East, 2004.
- Conway CR, Conway CD, Dawley S, Dawley S, Consulting GHK, Consulting GHK. Regional Skills Foresight: Skills Scenarios for the North East. Newcastle: Skills Intelligence North East, 2004.
- Benneworth P, Dawley SJ. The territorial development of innovation support assets through university-business interactions: towards a dynamic model. In: Wink R, ed. Academia-Business Links: European Policy Strategies and Lessons Learnt. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp.197-223.
- Charles DR, Dawley SJ, Hodgson C. The place of SMEs in the European research programmes: enrolling high technology small firms in the less favoured regions’. 2003.
- Benneworth PS, Dawley SJ. How do innovating small and medium sized enterprises use business support services?. CURDS, University of Newcastle: Small Business Service, 2002.
- Charles DR, Dawley S, Benneworth P, Conway CD. The contribution of Universities to Northern Ireland. Department of Education Northern Ireland, 2002.
- Dawley SJ. MNC's High Technology (Dis) Investment in Peripheral Region Economies: Institutional and Labour Market Insights. In: DivesT-Desinvestmento e Impactos Economicos, Socias e Territoriais. 2001, Lisbon: University of Lisbon.
- Dawley SJ, Pike AJ. The ebb and flow of TNC's (dis)investment in host regions: microelectronics in North East England. In: 97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. 2001, New York.