He’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Birmingham,
He’s also an economic geographer whose main current research interests, both empirical and theoretical, revolve around the development and transformation of neoliberalism within the UK and the US and theorising its spatial development.
Since his PhD days, he has interests in the geography of finance; his work here has analysed the ways in which social, cultural and geographical processes transform the seemingly neutral world of money.
He also has long-standing interests in the state and geographically uneven development. This research has explored, for example, unsuccessful experiment with devolution to the English regions (with Peter John, Hallsworth Professor of Governance at the University of Manchester), as well as a series of more theoretical interventions on the reshaping of the local state.