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Research Interests

Inclusive economies; inclusive growth; local economies; foundational economy; voluntary and community sector; social enterprise; neighbourhood regeneration; government policy; urban regeneration; disadvantaged communities; project and programme evaluation.



Kevin has over 15 years of research expertise within the arena that is now termed 'inclusive economies'. Kevin has an academic background in economic geography and urban studies, and is currently involved in a range of research around inclusive economies and inclusive growth in cities. Following undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham, Kevin worked in applied research centres in various universities and commercial consultancies across the West Midlands. He has undertaken evaluative research into many area-based initiatives, neighbourhood regeneration programmes and community-based projects. Broader research has also focused on the evolving relationships between the state, the voluntary/community sector and civil society, and the market. Specific areas of research involve how evolving policy developments impact on local government and the voluntary/community sector, regarding their management and delivery of 'inclusion' initiatives.

Area of Expertise:

- Impact of policy on local government and the voluntary/community sector in promoting inclusion initiatives in cities

- Organisational change in voluntary/community sector organisations

- Neighbourhood regeneration / neighbourhood renewal / urban regeneration

- Policy assessment around inclusive economies, inclusive growth and economic inclusion

Vision Statement

The concept of the 'inclusive economy' is one that many would support, but converting this elusive concept into reality is challenging. There are constraints, challenges and opportunities for those organisations aiming to develop more inclusive economies, and it is only through robust evidence-based research that policy and practice will develop in this area to become effective in turning the inclusive economy into a reality. 


Education/Academic qualification

PhD by Portfolio, Doctorate, Coventry University

25 Jul 20169 May 2017

MSc, University of Birmingham

1 Oct 199530 Sep 1996

Degree, University of Birmingham

28 Sep 199231 Jul 1995

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Research Output

Public policy for addressing the low-skills low-wage trap: Insights from business case studies in the Birmingham city-region, UK

Green, A., Sissons, P., Broughton, K. & Qamar, A., 18 Aug 2020, In : Regional Studies. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Contributing to Community Enhancement through Rural Touring Arts (CONCERTA)

    Dunham, P., Henry, N., Warwick, F., Webster, M., Bos, E., Challis, S., Tornari, M., Merendino, A. & Broughton, K., 30 May 2019, (Unpublished) 142 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Inclusive growth in English cities: mainstreamed or sidelined?

    Sissons, P., Green, A. & Broughton, K., 4 Mar 2019, In : Regional Studies. 53, 3, p. 435-446 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    The uses of institutional mapping for understanding territorial interrelations

    Ferreira, C., Ferreira, J., Broughton, K. & Macneill, S., 24 Sep 2019, Scientific Report: Building the next generation of research on territorial development. Luxembourg: ESPON EGTC, p. 29-34

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding


    • 11 Participation in conference
    • 3 Reviewer of proposals for funding
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Reviewer for UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

    Kevin Broughton (Reviewer)
    10 Oct 2019

    Activity: OtherReviewer of proposals for funding

    Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2018, Lugano, Switzerland

    Kevin Broughton (Contributor), Paul Sissons (Speaker), Anne Green (Contributor), Amir Qamar (Contributor)
    5 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    ESPON Seminar 2017: Transforming Terrirorial Thinking through Digitalisation, Tallinn, Estonia

    Kevin Broughton (Speaker)
    6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2017

    Paul Sissons (Speaker), Kevin Broughton (Participant), Anne Green (Participant)
    5 Jul 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    FBL Internal Research Conference

    Kevin Broughton (Speaker)
    30 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference