What I do
Kevin is Professor of Governance and Development in the School and also the Dean of Engagement for Cardiff University.
His research interests revolve around four core themes:
- Innovation/spatial development
- Devolution/governance/territorial politics
- Regeneration/social enterprise/mutualism/co-operation
To date his research has been supported by nine awards from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) as well as by research grants from a range of other funding bodies, including: the British Academy; European Commission; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/World Food Programme; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; OECD; Plunkett Foundation, and through government and regional development agencies in and beyond the UK.
Between 2013 and 2016 he was the Principal Investigator of a consortium of ten EU universities and two regional networks that won the FP7 award for Smart Specialisation, the EU's regional innovation policy for the 2014-2020 programming period.
The most recent ESRC award (Delivering Sustainability: The Creative Procurement of School Food in Italy, the UK and the US) was rated "outstanding" and in 2013 it won the first ever ESRC award for outstanding impact on public policy in the UK.