Lauren Andres, Urbanist
My former doctoral researcher, who is now a research fellow at city-REDI, working on the Urban Living Birmingham Project, has been awarded the annual prize by the Economic Geography Research Group, Royal Geographical Society, for the best PhD thesis in the field of economic geography submitted at a UK institution during 2016. Chloe’s thesis (Satellite, Rockets and Services: a Place for Space in Geography?) explored the competiveness, organisation and governance of the UK space sector and was praised for the quality of the research, the novelty of the empirical context and the approach taken. There is no word to say how proud and happy I am for her. This is a fantastic achievement for such a stellar early career scholar. Well done Chloe!