Louise Kempton

Louise Kempton is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Urban and Rural Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University. Her current work is focussed on the relationship between universities and regions and the nature of the ‘Civic University’. Prior to this she has worked on economic strategy development at the regional development agency for the North East of England, One North East. Louise is the co-author (with Professor John Goddard) of the EU Guide ‘Connecting Universities to Regional Growth’ which is designed to enable public authorities to promote the active engagement of universities and other higher education institutions in regional innovation strategies for smart specialisation.