Emeritus Professor John Goddard OBE
Professor of Regional Development Studies
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- Address: Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS)
Newcastle upon Tyne
John is Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University and Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor and President. John founded and led the University’s Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) from 1977 to 1998. During this period it was designated as a ‘centre of excellence’ by the Economic and Social Science Research Council, as the North East Regional Research Laboratory and a centre within its Programme on Information and Communications Technology (PICT). He was subsequently appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor until his retirement in 2008. In that role he had special responsibility for the University’s city and regional engagement and chaired the group of six English Science Cities. Post retirement he returned to CURDS and was appointed a NESTA Fellow where he wrote a ‘provocation’ entitled ‘Re-inventing the Civic University’. He was also awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship to enable him to co-author a book on The University and the City with Dr Paul Vallance. This included case studies of four UK cities and was published by Routledge in January 2013. He subsequently co-edited an international comparative study with Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, Louise Kempton and Paul Vallance on The Civic University: the Policy and Leadership Challenges published by Elgar in December 2016. This includes case studies of Newcastle University and University College London in the UK, Amsterdam and Groningen Universities in the Netherlands, Aalto and Tampere Universities in Finland and Trinity College and Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland
John has led reviews of regional engagement by individual Finnish universities for the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council and acted as academic leader of the OECD Institutional Management in Higher Education programme (IMHE) on universities and city and regional development published as Higher Education and Regions: Globally Competitive, Locally Engaged. This work informed a practical guide written with Louise Kempton for regional authorities and published by the European Commission on Connecting Universities to Regional Growth. John is a member of the Mirror Group advising the Commission’s Smart Specialisation Platform and has been a member of the Steering Committee for the European Universities Association (EUA) programme on collaborative research and the academic leader of an EU Lifelong Learning Programme on building regional partnerships between universities, business and public authorities. He has facilitated a partnership between the EUA and the Smart Specialisation Platform at the EU Joint Research Centre JRC/ITPS, has been chair of the Advisory Group on Widening Participation in Horizon 2020, a member of the Advisory Group on Science With and For Society and has advised the Economic and Social Committee on ‘Universities for Europe’. He has been a member of an EU Research Programme consortium investigating Smart Specialisation led by Professor Kevin Morgan at Cardiff University and has completed a study also with Cardiff University and Imperial College for DG Education and Culture on university collaboration with business through education. He has worked with this DG and the JRC to establish a new programme of work on Higher Education and Smart Specialisation (HESS) and has joined the Advisory Board for this initiative. In 2015 he joined the UNESCO sponsored Global Network for Universities and Innovation as co-editor of their next publication Towards Socially Responsible Higher Education: Globally and Locally Engaged. In 2017 he was appointed by the European Insititute of Technology(EIT) as an evaluator of 'knowledge triangle integration' within the first round of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)
Within the UK John has led work for the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education scoping a universities and civic leadership development programme that has laid the foundation for a HEFCE sponsored ‘Leading Places’ initiative involving universities in six English cities and designed to develop skills in collaborative working between universities and cities. He has advised the Department for Business Innovation and Skills on the establishment of a Smart Specialisation support platform and is a member of its Strategic Advisory Group on Place Based Innovation. He has been member of the Advisory Board for the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy at Liverpool University, of the Council of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Board member of the Campaign for the Social Sciences. He has recently advised the Warwick University Chancellor’s Commission on the regional role of the University and undertaken a review for the Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University of the University’s regional engagement. He is currently Vice Chair of an independent Commission on civic universities headed by Lord Kerslake, former head of the UK Civil Service and undertaking a review (with Ellen Hazelkorn) for the Welsh Government of the civic role of Welsh Universities
Within Newcastle John has been chairman of the Executive Committee of Universities for the North East and has advised the North East England Local Economic Partnership on its smart specialisation strategy. He has coordinated with Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones a national network of universities that were part of the Foresight Future of Cities programme under the Office of the Chief Scientist and co-directed with Mark a Newcastle City Futures programme. This has sought to anchor universities into the city through urban foresight and created the foundation for Newcastle’s participation in a major Research Councils UK project on Urban Living in which John has been a co-investigator. Within that programme John has co-ordinated an ‘action learning’ project involving researchers from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and officials from Newcastle and Gateshead Council as part of LFHE’s Leading Places programme. In an individual capacity John has ben a founding Director of the Newcastle Business Improvement District, NE1 Ltd.,and is currently a member of the Council and Trustee of Newcastle Cathedral and a Trustee of Together Newcastle (Church Urban Fund) and chair of Trustees Tyne Amateur Rowing Club.
John is a graduate in geography from University College London, obtained his PhD form LSE and was a lecturer there from 1968 to 1975 prior to moving to Newcastle. He was awarded an OBE in 1986 and the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1992, elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004, an Honorary Fellow of University College London in 2010 and received the Sir Peter Hall award for distinguished services to the Regional Studies Association in 2011. In 2012 he was awarded The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Higher Education. In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Academia Europaea.
In May 2018, Hasselt University’s rector, Prof. dr. Luc De Schepper, awarded John an honorary doctorate and highlighted his writings on the civic university for providing “… the best lens available for illuminating the symbiosis between higher education and society – and its tremendous force for progress and resilience.”
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John’s academic background is in economic geography. He founded and led the University’s Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) from 1977 to 1998 and directed numerous academic and policy research projects on the role of innovation in territorial development.
Within the UK John contributed to the Dearing Review of Higher Education through a Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals report on Universities and Communities and in subsequent work for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Universities UK (UUK) on the Regional Mission of Higher Education.
Internationally John has been academic leader of an OECD programme now published as Higher Education and Regions: Globally Competitive, Regionally Engaged (2007). He has also led several reviews of regional engagement by Finnish Universities sponsored by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council.
John was a lecturer at LSE from 1968 to 1975 prior to moving to Newcastle. He was awarded an OBE in 1986 and the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1992 and elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004.
- Champion T, Goddard J. The containment of urban England. In: Tewdwr-Jones, M., Phelps, N., Freestone, R, ed. The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning. London: Routledge, 2014. In Press.
- Goddard J, Kempton L, Vallance P. The civic university: connecting the global and the local. In: Roberta Capello, Agnieszka Olechnicka, Grzegorz Gorzelak, ed. Universities, Cities and Regions: Loci for Knowledge and Innovation Creation. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, pp.43-63.
- Goddard J, Vallance P. The University and the City. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.
- Goddard J, Kempton L, Vallance P. Universities and Smart Specialisation: challenges, tensions and opportunities for the innovation strategies of European regions. Ekonomiaz: revista vasca de economia 2013, (83), 83-102.
- Champion T, Goddard J. The containment of urban England. In: The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning. 2012, London.
- Goddard J, Robertson D, Vallance P. Universities, Technology and Innovation Centres and regional development: the case of the North-East of England. Cambridge Journal of Economics 2012, 36(3), 609-627.
- Goddard J, Vallance P, Puukka J. Experience of Engagement between Universities and Cities: Drivers and Barriers in Three European Cities. Built Environment 2011, 37(3), 299-316.
- Goddard J, Vallance P. Universities and regional development. In: Pike, A., Rodriguez-Pose, A., Tomaney, J, ed. Handbook of Local and Regional Development. London, UK: Routledge, 2011, pp.425-437.
- Goddard J, Howlett L, Vallance P, Kennie T. Researching and Scoping a Higher Education and Civic Leadership Development Project: Final Report. London, UK: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, 2010.
- Goddard JB, Puukka J. The engagement of higher education institutions in regional development: an overview of the opportunities and challenges. Higher Education Management and Policy 2008, 20(2), 3-33.
- Goddard JB, Vallance P. Newcastle University: higher education with a purpose. In: Mohrman, K.; Shi, J.; Feinblatt, S.; Chow, K.W, ed. Public universities and regional development. Chengdu: Sichuan University Press, 2008.
- Goddard JB. Higher education and regions: globally competitive, locally engaged. Paris: OECD, 2007.
- Goddard JB. Institutional Management and Engagement with the Knowledge Society. Higher Education Management and Policy 2005, 17(1), 23-44.
- Goddard JB. Territorial Reviews: Finland. Paris: OECD, 2005. OECD Territorial Reviews.
- Goddard JB, Ashein BT, Cronberg T, Virtanen I. Learning Regional Engagement: A Re-evaluation of the Third Role of Eastern Finland University. Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC), Helsinki, 2003.
- Goddard JB, Teichler U, Virtanen I, West P, Puukka J. Progressing external engagement: A re-evaluation of the third role of the University of Turku. Edita Publishing Oy: Helsinki: Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC), 2003. 16.
- Goddard JB, Chatterton P. Space, place and the virtual university: The virtual university in the university made concrete. In: Virtual University? Educational Environment of the Future. 2003, Wenner-Gren Centre, Stockholm: Portland Press: London.
- Goddard JB, Chatterton P. The response of universities to regional needs. In: Economic Geography of Higher Education: Knowledge Infrastructure and Learning Region. 2003, Tilburg University, Netherlands: Routledge: London.
- Goddard JB, Conford JC. Space, place and the virtual university: the virtual university is the university made concrete. In: van der Molen HJ, ed. Virtual university? Educational Environments of the Future. London: Portland Press, 2001, pp.131-140.
- Goddard JB, Moses I, Teichler U, Virtanen I, West P. External Engagement and Institutional Adjustment: An Evaluation of the University of Turku. Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC), Helsinki, 2000.
- Chatterton P, Goddard JB. The response of higher education institutions to regional needs. European Journal of Education 2000, 35(4), 475-496.
- Goddard JB, Chatterton P. Regional Development Agencies and the knowledge economy: harnessing the potential of universities. Environment and Planning C: Government & Policy 1999, 17(6), 685-699.
- Goddard JB, Dahllof U, Huttenen J, OBrien C, Roman O, Virtanen I. Towards the Responsive University; The Regional Role of Eastern Finland Universities. Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC), Helsinki, 1998.
- Goddard JB. Towards an economic geography of universities. Svensk Geografisk Aarsbok 1998, 74, 81-88.
- Goddard JB, Chatterton P. The Response of Higher Education Institutions to Regional Needs. Paris: OECD, 1999. 50983 1999.
- Goddard JB. Managing the University/Regional Interface. Higher Education Management and Policy 1997, 9(3), 7-28.
- Goddard JB. Telecommunications and geography; Kellerman A. Progress in Human Geography 1995, 19(2), 302-303.
- Gillespie AE, Goddard JB, Hepworth M, Williams HP. Information and communications technology and regional development: an information economy perspective. Science, Technology, Industry Review 1989, 5, 85-111.
- Goddard JB, Gillespie AE. Advanced telecommunications and regional economic development. In: Robson BT, ed. Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy. London: Croom Helm, 1987, pp.84-109.
- Goddard JB, Gillespie AE. Advanced telecommunications and regional economic development. The Geographical Journal 1986, 152(3), 383-397.
- Goddard JB, Gillespie AE, Thwaites AT, Robinson JF. The impact of new information technology on urban and regional structure in Europe. Land Development Studies 1986, 3(1), 11-32.
- Goddard JB, Gillespie AE, Robinson J, Thwaites AT. The impact of new information technology on urban and regional structure in Europe. In: Thwaites AT; Oakey RP, ed. The Regional Economic Impact of Technological Change. London: Frances Pinter, 1985, pp.215-242.
- Spence N, Gillespie AE, Goddard JB, Kennett S, Williams A. British Cities: An Analysis of Urban Change. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1982.
- Coombes MG, Dixon JS, Goddard JB, Openshaw S, Taylor PJ. Daily urban systems in Britain: From theory to practice. Environment and Planning A 1979, 11(5), 565-574.
- Coombes MG, Dixon JS, Goddard JB, Openshaw S, Taylor PJ. Towards a more rational consideration of census areal units: Daily urban systems in Britain. Environment and Planning A 1978, 10(10), 1179-1185.
- Goddard J, Hazelkorn E, Kempton L, Vallance P, ed. The Civic University: The Policy and Leadership Challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
- Goddard J, Kempton L. The Civic University: Universities in leadership and management of place. Newcastle upon Tyne: Newcastle University, 2016. RR2013/03.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Goddard J, Cowie P. Newcastle City Futures 2065: Anchoring Universities in Cities through Urban Foresight. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Newcastle University, 2015.
- Tewdwr-Jones M, Goddard JB. A future for cities? Building new methodologies and systems for urban foresight. Town Planning Review 2014, 85(6), 773-794.
- Upton S, Vallance P, Goddard J. From outcomes to process: evidence for a new approach to research impact assessment. Research Evaluation 2014, 23(4), 352-365.
- Healy A, Perkman M, Goddard J, Kempton L. Measuring the Impact of University-Business Cooperation: Final Report. Brussels: Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission, 2014.
- Kempton L, Goddard J, Edwards J, Hegyi FB, Elena-Pérez S. Universities and Smart Specialisation. Seville: Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, 2014. JRC Technical Reports; S3 Policy Brief Series JRC85508.
- Goddard J, Coombes M, Kempton L, Vallance P. Universities as anchor institutions in cities in a turbulent funding environment: vulnerable institutions and vulnerable places in England. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 2014, 7(2), 307-325.
- Goddard J, Kempton L, Marlow D. LEPs, Universities and Europe – Opportunities and challenges for supporting sub-national innovation in England. In: Ward, M ; Hardy, S, ed. Where next for Local Enterprise Partnerships?. London: Smith Institute, 2013.
- Goddard J, Kempton L. Connecting Universities to Regional Growth:A Practical Guide. Brussels: European Commission, 2011.
- Goddard J, Hazelkorn E, Kempton L, Vallance P. Introduction: Why the civic university?. The Civic University: The Policy and Leadership Challenges 2016, 3-15.
- Goddard J, Hazelkorn E, Kempton L, Vallance P. Postscript: The civic university as a normative model?. In: The Civic University: The Policy and Leadership Challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2016, pp.298-307.
- Goddard J, Vallance P. The University and the City. London, UK: Taylor and Francis, 2013.