Personal profile


Kevin has over 15 years of research expertise in economic geography and urban studies. His current research involves a range of interests around 'inclusive growth'. Following undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham, Kevin has worked in applied research centres in various universities and commercial consultancies across the West Midlands. Kevin has undertaken evaluative research into many area-based initiatives, neighbourhood regeneration programmes and community-based projects. Research has particularly focused on the organisational development and performance of those voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) managing and delivering economic and social inclusion initiatives, often in disadvantaged areas. Kevin has a track record of involvement in VCOs, as a working volunteer or a Trustee. His recent research is around those smaller VCOs aiming to address economic and social disadvantage, to improve the well-being of communities.  Kevin’s current focus is on researching the responses of VCOs to an austere climate, with a particular focus on exploring organisational development and changes in support to communities.

Area of Expertise:

- Organisational change in voluntary and community sector organisations

- Neighbourhood regeneration / neighbourhood renewal

- Urban regeneration

- Policy

Research Interests

The evolving role of the voluntary and community organisations (VCOs); neighbourhood regeneration / renewal initiatives; urban regeneration; disadvantaged neighbourhoods; evaluation of regeneration programmes; evaluation of public services.

Vision Statement

Working together towards a shared aim is the foundation for success of all organisations. Those organisations in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) are of particular interest regarding how such organisations manage themselves in working towards their social, political, economic and environmental goals. Small and locally-embedded VCS organisations are relatively under-researched, yet offer potential new knowledge for other VCOs and public service organisations more broadly on how societal objectives can be addressed through more effective organisational development and change.


Education / Academic qualification

MSc, University of Birmingham

1 Oct 199530 Sep 1996

Degree, University of Birmingham

28 Sep 199231 Jul 1995

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regeneration Earth & Environmental Sciences
Regeneration Business & Economics
England Business & Economics
gipsy Social Sciences
job Social Sciences
network Social Sciences
family Social Sciences
child Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2017

Accessibility and policy: definitional framework of transport accessibility

Berkeley, N., Broughton, K. & Lazell, J. 2017 Designing Mobility and Transport Services: Developing traveller experience tools. Tovey, M., Woodcock, A. & Osmond, J. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 78-96 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Capacity building for food justice in England: The contribution of charity-led community food initiatives

Kneafsey, M., Owen, L., Bos, E., Broughton, K. & Lennartsson, M. 24 Oct 2016 In : Local Environment. 22, 5, p. 621-634 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

capacity building

How cities can connect people in poverty with jobs

Green, A., Sissons, P., Broughton, K., de Hoyes, M., Warhurst, C. & Barnes, S. A. 2015 Joseph Rowntree Fountation.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report


Regeneration beyond austerity: A collective viewpoint

Pugalis, L. , Liddle, J. , Deas, I. , Bailey, N. , Pill, M. , Green, C. , Pearson, C. , Reeve, A. , Shipley, R. , Manns, J. , Dickinson, S. , Joyce, P. , Marlow, D. , Havers, I. , Rowe, M. , Southern, A. , Headlam, N. , Janssen-Jansen, L. , Lloyd, G. , Doyle, J. & 5 others Cummings, C., McGuinness, D., Broughton, K., Berkeley, N. & Jarvis, D. 1 Jan 2014 In : Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. 7, 2, p. 188-197 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2008 2017

  • 10 Participation in conference
  • 2 Reviewer of proposals for funding

10th FBL Internal Research Conference

Broughton, K. (Session Chair)
30 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2017

Sissons, P. (Speaker), Broughton, K. (Participant), Anne Green (Participant)
5 Jul 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2017

Broughton, K. (Session Chair)
5 Jul 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2017

Broughton, K. (Speaker)
7 Jul 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

10th FBL Internal Research Conference

Broughton, K. (Speaker)
30 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in conference