Lewis Evans: “Creating new paths: the conversion and diversification of North Sea ports”

In Students by jvnf65

  • Newcastle University
  • Human Geography
  • l.j.evans2@ncl.ac.uk

Title
Creating new paths: the conversion and diversification of North Sea ports.

Description
My research project is investigating how port authorities and associated local institutions deploy the unique territorial assets of ports and connected infrastructures to seize new market opportunities. The research project undertakes an international comparative analysis of North Sea Ports diversifying into Europe’s burgeoning offshore wind market. The research project is situated in the vibrant sub-field of evolutionary economic geography (EEG) and seeks to contribute to debates on local and regional path creation, referring to the growth of new economic activities. I’m working in collaboration with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Supervisors:

Professor Danny MacKinnon
Dr Stuart Dawley
Richard Kendall (Humber LEP)

Publications:

2017: ‘How to deliver good jobs: towards a regional industrial strategy for Tees Valley’, Trade Union Congress (TUC), with Peter O’Brien, Mike Coombes, Andy Pike and Stuart Dawley.

Qualifications and Achievements:

Newcastle University: BA (Hons) Geography, First Class, 2015
Newcastle University: MA Local and Regional Development (Research), Distinction, 2016