10 Mar 2015



Dear colleagues we are pleased to announce a collaborative PhD studentship between the Department of Town and Regional Planning, University ofSheffield, the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and the Taylor & Francis Group. The supervisors for this project are Prof. Gordon Dabinett and Dr.Alasdair Rae (University of Sheffield) and Sally Hardy (Regional Studies Association). If you are interested please read through the details below:

Project Title:  The creation and reproduction of policy relevant spatial knowledge and new publishing models: A case study of regional studies.


  • Are you interested in the relationships between academic knowledge and policy action?
  • Do you think the impact of regional studies research can be increased?
  • Do you want to take part in a collaborative PhD supported by the Regional Studies Association and Taylor & Francis to explore how new publishing models are changing the regional studies community of interest?

If so, then this PhD studentship will be of interest to you.

To Apply:

We welcome applications from a wide range of subject/disciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences such as geography, planning, business and management studies or politics. We also recognise the value of practice-based experience, and will consider candidates with substantial experience.

These awards are only available to nationals from the UK and EU. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award (paying fees and maintenance at standard Research Council rates). EU applicants are normally eligible for a fees only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately preceding the date of the award.

Enquiries and further details about making an application should be made to Prof. Gordon Dabinett: g.e.dabinett@sheffield.ac.uk and are available here.