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Lewis Evans
Lewis Evans

Project Title

Creating new paths: the conversion and diversification of North Sea ports.

Description of Research Project

My research project is investigating how port authorities and associated local institutions deploy the unique territorial assets of ports and connected infrastructures to seize new market opportunities. The research project undertakes an international comparative analysis of North Sea Ports diversifying into Europe’s burgeoning offshore wind market. The research project is situated in the vibrant sub-field of evolutionary economic geography (EEG) and seeks to contribute to debates on local and regional path creation, referring to the growth of new economic activities. I'm working in collaboration with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).


Professor Danny MacKinnon
Dr Stuart Dawley
Richard Kendall (Humber LEP)


Peter O’Brien, Mike Coombes, Stuart Dawley, Lewis Evans and Andy Pike (2017) ‘Towards a Regional Industrial Strategy for Tees Valley: A Report for the Trades Union Congress by the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University’, Trade Union Congress (TUC).


  • GEO1010: Interconnected World
  • GEO1015: Contemporary Human Geography of the UK
  • GEO2099: Economic Geography

Qualifications and Achievements

  • BA (Hons) Geography, First Class, 2015
  • MA Local and Regional Development (Research), Distinction, 2016