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Research interests

Her research focuses on globalisation, skills, labour markets, foreign direct investments (FDIs), technological changes, and regional development. Her research has been published in international journals, such as: in the Journal of Economic Geography; Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society andInternational Journal of Finance and Economics. Her work has previously been funded by, amongst others, the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 framework (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship - H2020-MSCA-IF-2014 Proposal No. 660022) and the Regional Studies Association Policy Expo. She is currently a Co-Investigator of a British Academy/Leverhulme Research Grant (SRG 2018-19) and she is leading the working group on policy of a COST Action (CA18214) on geography of new working spaces and the impact on the periphery.


Willing to supervise doctoral students

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students who are interested in issues with regard to regional economic development, skills, future of work, labour markets, new working spaces, globalisation, and place-based industrial strategy.

I am particularly interested in proposals that aim to uncover new insights in these areas through empirical investigation (via quantitative approaches) aiming to provide lessons for both industrial and public policy.

Amongst others, the following are indicativeof the types of projects, I would be interested in supporting:

  • Proposals seeking to analyse industrial policy design and evaluation covering different theoretical and empirical perspectives on new working spaces, such as coworking spaces and maker spaces, in peripheral economies.
  • Proposals exploring socio-economic ecosystems in peripheral areas located in advanced economies in order to evaluate how the presence of new working spaces may sustain an inclusive development and competitiveness in peripheral areas.
  • Proposal investigating how new working spaces may foster urban (re)generation and encourage migration process of knowledge workers in peripheral areas.
  • Proposals seeking to identify and evaluate place-sensitive planning measures on how new working spaces can drive of the economic change in the periphery.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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