Iain Deas

Iain Deas


Personal profile


Reader in Urban & Regional Policy and Planning.

Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Research interests

My research focuses on territorial governance and policy. Research on regional policy and institutional change has included work on inter-city networking and supra-regional policy, as well as projects on the Atlantic Gateway and the Northern Powerhouse initiatives. I have also published widely on city-regional governance and policy, exploring in particular the experiences of the Manchester city-region.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester

Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

Master of Science, University of Strathclyde

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Urban Institute


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