Take a look at the people on our staff and the external partners we conduct research with.

Frank Peck, PhD

  • Research Professor in Regional Development
  • Department of Business, Law, Policing and Social Science

In the last five years we have conducted collaborative research with the following partners:

Dr Ignazio Cabras - Lecturer, York University (and former researcher in CRED)

Ignazio is co-editor of Regions. We continue to collaborate in academic research emanating from the following CRED projects: ”An Evaluation of the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme in Waleswork commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (2010) andAnnual Review of Nuclear Supply Chain: Spend in West Cumbria,” work commissioned by West Lakes Renaissance (2008)

DC Research: Dr Stephen Connolly and Jonathan Durnin

DC Research have worked with CRED on the following projects: “The Economic Value of Local Environmental Quality,” commissioned by ENCAMS (2009) and Fusion Leadership Programme (2009) commissioned by Cumbria Improvement and Efficiency Partnership Economic Development and Regeneration Project Board.

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory

The Cumbria Intelligence Observatory is the co-editing body with CRED of the Cumbria Economic Bulletin.

Jacqueline Jackson-Centre For Family Business Lancaster University Management School

Jacqui Jackson has worked with CRED on the following projects: “An Evaluation of the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme in Wales” work commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (2010) and the “Review and assessment of the methodology of the Retail Enforcement Pilot (REP) in a business environment” for the LBRO (2009)

Dan Bloomer – Senior Policy Officer, Cumbria County Council

Dan authors articles for the Cumbria Economic Bulletin based on statistical releases and analysis of data pertaining to Cumbria. He also contributes regular updates of trends in the Cumbrian economy as a presenter in the CRED Seminar Series.

Ginny Murphy - Research Officer in Economic Development at Cumbria County Council

CRED has worked with Ginny on various projects related to the economy of Cumbria including the Cumbria Economic Assessment (2010) and the Socio-Economic Assessment of the West Cumbria (2011). Ginny writes regular analyses on statistical trends in Cumbria for the Cumbria Economic Bulletin

Dr Simon Parry - Senior Lecturer (Newcastle University)

Dr Simon Parry worked with CRED on the “Review and assessment of the methodology of the Retail Enforcement Pilot (REP) in a business environment” for the LBRO (2009) and “An Evaluation of the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme in Wales” commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (2010). He is currently co-authoring articles on this topic in collaboration with researchers in CRED.