Projects per year
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
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.
PhD by Portfolio, Doctorate, Coventry University
25 Jul 2016 → 9 May 2017
Award Date: 9 Feb 2018
MSc, University of Birmingham
1 Oct 1995 → 30 Sep 1996
Award Date: 1 Nov 1996
Degree, University of Birmingham
28 Sep 1992 → 31 Jul 1995
Award Date: 31 Jul 1995
2/03/20 → 29/07/22
1/04/20 → 30/10/20
1/01/17 → 31/03/18
1/12/16 → 31/05/19
Henry, N., Barker, V., Sissons, P., Broughton, K., Lazell, J. & Dickinson, P., 12 Jan 2021, Coventry. 19 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportFile14 Downloads (Pure)
Public policy for addressing the low-skills low-wage trap: Insights from business case studies in the Birmingham city-region, UKGreen, A., Sissons, P., Broughton, K. & Qamar, A., 18 Aug 2020, In: Regional Studies. 55, 2, p. 333-344 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
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/Report › Commissioned report
Sissons, P., Green, A. & Broughton, K., 4 Mar 2019, In: Regional Studies. 53, 3, p. 435-446 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)30 Downloads (Pure)
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 proceeding › Conference proceeding › peer-review
5 Jun 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Kevin Broughton (Speaker)6 Dec 2017 → 7 Dec 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course