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Paul Greenhalgh

I am a Reader in Real Estate Economics, Faculty Director of Research Ethics, chartered Surveyor and founding member of the URB@NE research group at Northumbria University. I have expertise in property market data modelling, real estate development and appraisal, the redevelopment of brownfield and contaminated land and have published extensively in the field of urban land economics, with particular emphasis on evaluation of the spatial impact of property-led urban regeneration initiatives. My current interests include real estate market modelling, evaluation of urban finance mechanisms and Smart Cities.

E-mail: paul.greenhalgh@northumbria.ac.uk

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Hannah Furness

Having recently come to the University from working in practice at the North East RDA, I am particularly interested in Regional Development Agency land and property assets, and what strategies might emerge from the current stewardship arrangement with the HCA. I am interested in the future of economic development and regeneration under the coalition government, and investment in regeneration and economic development in general, and am keen to continue to develop models and strategies for how such activities might be funded in the future. In addition, I am also interested in property investment finance models.

E-mail: hannah.furness@northumbria.ac.uk

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Richard Kotter

I am interested in issues of governance, politics (including community and amenity issues), and the economic and social geography of urban change and regeneration. I have a long-standing interest in spatial / urban planning – and a comparative European dimension there. I am developing my interest in transport issues, including through an EU project I lead on for the School / University (NSR E(lectric vehicle)-mobility).

E-mail: richard.kotter@northumbria.ac.uk

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David McGuinness

A number of challenging questions drive my research and teaching interests. One is trying to make sense of the demise of the English regional agenda (in terms of regional governance, regeneration and economic development institutions) and grappling with the Coalition governments' emerging Localism agenda. Another area of interest is exploring the future for deprived neighbourhoods in challenging economic times and the ongoing pursuit of a formula to develop sustainable urban neighbourhoods. I am also intersted in the overarching role universities can play in a knowledge economy as local, regional, national and international partners and knowledge brokers.

E-mail: david.mcguinness@northumbria.ac.uk

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Seraphim Alvanides

I am an urban social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS/Sc). My earlier research interests involve the analysis of population census data in order to identify patterns of social deprivation and health inequalities. My more recent work concerns obesogenic environments, such as availability of food outlets and physical activity opportunities, in the context of social/environmental justice.

E-mail: s.alvanides@northumbria.ac.uk

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Zaid Alwan

Interested in Low carbon development, improved building performance, Green building tools , Life cycle analysis and energy efficiency.

E-mail: zaid.alwan@northumbria.ac.uk

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Gill Davidson

Gill worked at Sustainable Cities Research Institute as a qualitative social researcher for 14 years, and is now a Lecturer in the Geography Department at Northumbria University. Her current main research interest is in the lifestyles and behaviours of people living in zero and low carbon housing, and she is currently working on research projects investigating the effects and benefits for social housing tenants of living in bespoke zero carbon housing and energy efficiency retrofitted housing. Other research areas she has worked in include urban regeneration, green spaces and green care, and health and wellbeing.

E-mail: gill.davidson@northumbria.ac.uk

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Jane Entwistle

My involvement in the Environmental Geochemisry research grouping has developed over the last few years with a recent and on-going focus on the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of potentially harmful elements (PHEs) in the urban environment. My recent work has largely focussed on the oral ingestion pathway, developing, refining and applying physiologically based in-vitro extraction protocols as part of generic and detailed quantitative human health risk assessments on brownfield land and public open space. The application of bioaccessibility protocols is where research data are still lacking and where my work (and that of my PGR students and geochemistry research collaborators) has been able to make a substantive contribution. This work has also involved method development (using in-vitro lung extraction fluids) and application (sites in Kosovo) in relation to the inhalation pathway. A key feature of my current activity is to understand the solid-phase partitioning of PHEs in soil as a driver of both pragmatic risk assessments but also to better target suitable remediation measures. My research is currenty moving into in-situ chemical remediation (using sustainable enviromental solutions) in an urban context.

E-mail: jane.entwistle@northumbria.ac.uk

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Derek Johnson

I am a Senior Lecturer and active researcher in the Geography Department at Northumbria University specialising in the field of crime related geographies, crime prevention and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. I am an accredited project manager and currently the academic lead investigator in a number of research projects. My interests lie in; the spatial analysis of offender behaviour patterns, Night Time Economy, governance of partnership working, intra-EU migration an crime and the spatial geographies of crime utilising GIS skills. I have presented at a variety of international academic and practitioner conferences, contributed to an edited book and published a number of articles in high profile academic journals.

E-mail: derek.johnson@northumbria.ac.uk

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