Dr David Beel
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After completing my undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Hull and then a masters and PhD at the University of Glasgow again in Geography, I then became Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, working in the dot.rural digital economy hub. I am now Research Associate at the University of Sheffield working on ‘Spaces of New Localism - Stakeholder Engagement and Economic Development in Wales and England’.
I have a varied set of academic interests including urban, rural, social and cultural geographies. This has led to specific interests in cultural repositories such as museums, archives, galleries and libraries and the role they play in creating cultural participation in ‘communities’. I have a strong interest in the political economy and governance of state restructuring specifically focusing at the ‘city-regional’ scale.
I am currently the Research Associate on ‘Spaces of New Localism’ project which is part of the WISERD Civil Society Research Centre. The project is interested in understanding the ways in which New Localism and devolution is being delivered at the City-Regional scale within the UK. Specifically, we have four case study areas (Swansea, Cardiff, Manchester and Sheffield) investigating the role of Civil Society and the changing territoriality that city-region devolution is developing within the UK.