I’m a Reader in Economic Analytics at Manchester Metropolitan University, based full-time within the Future Economies University Research Centre. I research regional economies, local government (and finance), devolution and industrial strategy using data, analytics and visualisations to better understand and support regional economies.

During my career, I’ve worked in both the public and private sectors, in local government and in think tanks, as well as for lobbying organisations.

I live in a small village in the Pennines with my partner and our two cats.