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Dr Rebecca Edwards

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Job Title: Research Associate (Localities team) from 1st January 2009 to 30th September 2009

Biography

Becca’s academic career started with a degree in geography at Royal Holloway, University of London which prompted two fascinations: the built environment and interdisciplinary research. Her undergraduate dissertation explored British social housing which led to an interest in public space, having concluded that regenerated property in her case study area (in Somerset), had provided high quality new homes, but poor quality public spaces. Having finished her degree, she was lucky enough to be offered an ESRC Case Studentship that allowed her pursue her interest in public space, with a thesis titled: ‘An Urban Renaissance? New Labour’s Policy for Public Space’.

Research Interests

Public space in urban policy, the politics of regeneration, impact of social housing stock transfer, community-led regeneration and geographies of health. Member of the Urban and Regional Governance Research Group.

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Latest News
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to, the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.

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Featured Events
26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.

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