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Professor Peter Sunley 

Professor of Economic Geography, Director of Research and Enterprise, EGC and PHeW Research Theme Leader

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Professor Peter Sunley is Professor of Economic Geography within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

1988-2003, lecturer and senior lecturer, University of Edinburgh,
2003- Professor, University of Southampton






Research interests

Economic geography including; regional development and growth, venture capital and firm finance, innovation and creative industry, geographies of labour and welfare policy, evolutionary economic geography and social enterprise

Recent research projects

  • 2007 – 2009 The geography of commercial design: A comparison of London and the regions, ESRC
  • 2010 - 2011 Social enterprise in local context: finance and networks, Third Sector Research Centre

Research group

Economy, Governance and Culture

Research project(s)

Economy, Society and Space Research Group leader

2002 Scottish Royal Geographical Society Medal, 2009 Elected Academician, Academy of Social Sciences



Book Chapters

Working Papers

Year 1, Globalization and Uneven Development
Year 2, Paris fieldcourse

Professor Peter Sunley
University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:44/2013

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