Professor John Diamond is based in the Centre for Local Policy Studies at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, U.K. He is on the management committee of ARVAC (Association for Research into the Voluntary and Community Sector). Within CLPS, he has carried out a range of evaluations on behalf of a number of national and local agencies regeneration initiatives in Manchester and the Youth Justice Board. John is co-author (with Joyce Liddle) of Management of Regeneration, published by Routledge in 2005, and a co-editor of Managing the City, (also published by Routledge in 2006).
Joyce Liddle is a Professor of Public Management and Director of the International Centre for Public Services Management at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. Prior to joining Nottingham Business School she was Associate Professor and Director of the MPA Programme at the University of Nottingham , Director of MA in Management at Durham Business School and Director of the MBA Programme at Sunderland Business School. She is co-author of Management of regeneration: Choices, challenges and dilemmas (2004, Routledge), and Managing Cities (2007, Routledge) and editor and book review editor of the International Journal of Public Sector Management. She is international editor of Ege Academic Review Journal, Ege, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey, as well as invited editorial board member of Local Government Studies, Research Advisory Member of the Journal of Place Management and Development, and Editorial Advisory Board Member, International Management Journals.
Philip Duku Osei, PhD is currently Senior Fellow of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies and Co-ordinator of the MSc program in Public Policy and Governance at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Osei is the co-author of over 35 papers and reports in journals including the Disaster Prevention and Management Journal, Journal of International Development, the Journal of Modern African Studies, Social and Economic Studies and the Caribbean Journal of Public Sector Management. He has presented 29 academic papers in national and international conferences, focusing on issues of public policy in areas of public sector reform, decentralisation and local government, public-private partnerships, non-governmental organisations in development, disaster prevention, sustainable water supply, poverty reduction, and public policy implementation and management in African and Caribbean public service reform context. Osei is writing a book titled Public Sector Reform and Service Outcomes in the Caribbean: Jamaica. The book will serve as a basis for understanding the nuances of policy implementation, and bridging the gap between policy learning and reform outcomes in a Caribbean setting.
Alan Southern is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool Management School. His recent research has focused on the processes of regeneration, and more specifically on sustainable enterprise in areas of deprivation. He has previously worked on a number of projects that have evaluated regeneration in the North-East and North-West of England, and he is a co-editor of Managing the City (published in 2006 by Routledge).
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