University of Birmingham Students Wanted for Internship at WMREDI

University of Birmingham students wanted for Policy and Data Analyst internships at WMREDI starting in June/July 2022. The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) was established following City-REDI’s significant grant award from Research England (UKRI). The team is an innovative hybrid approach of academic, policy research and support staff delivering relevant and impactful research … Continue reading “University of Birmingham Students Wanted for Internship at WMREDI”

Meet Huanjia Ma, City-REDI/WMREDI’s New Research Fellow

I joined City-REDI in February after completing my PhD in Economics at the University of Birmingham. I am an applied economist and my main research fields are in regional economic development, firm behaviour and household finance. I specialise in conducting empirical analysis as well as causal inference with panel data at both micro and macro … Continue reading “Meet Huanjia Ma, City-REDI/WMREDI’s New Research Fellow”

Meet Ellie Macdonald, City-REDI/WMREDI’s New Apprentice

I am the new digital marketing and communications apprentice at City-REDI. I am hoping my degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Salford can help me to create new and inspiring content for our audience as I embark on a new career. An apprenticeship was not something I wanted to do when I finished … Continue reading “Meet Ellie Macdonald, City-REDI/WMREDI’s New Apprentice”

Which Parliamentary Constituencies Will Most Likely Face a Homelessness Rise?

Dr Maryna Ramcharan examines which constituencies will most likely face a homelessness rise in the West Midlands.  This is part of WMREDI’s research into Income Inequality, Policies, and Inclusive Growth.  Effects of Covid-19 A Covid-19 related ban on bailiff-enforced evictions in England ended in May 2021 and has been tapering off since. As a potential … Continue reading “Which Parliamentary Constituencies Will Most Likely Face a Homelessness Rise?”

Meet James Davies, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow

I sincerely doubt there is such a thing as an ‘ordinary’ route into research, but perhaps my own path is more than a little unusual. I arrived (back) at Cardiff University in 2016 having spent over a decade as a touring musician. Starting a band in my early 20s with my friends, everything worked out … Continue reading “Meet James Davies, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow”

University of Birmingham Masters or PhD Student Wanted for Internship at WMREDI

University of Birmingham Masters or PhD student wanted for Policy and Data Analyst internship at WMREDI. The internship starts this February.  The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) has been established following City-REDI’s significant grant award from Research England (UKRI). The team is an innovative hybrid approach of academic, policy research and support staff delivering … Continue reading “University of Birmingham Masters or PhD Student Wanted for Internship at WMREDI”

Covid-19 Recovery Planning, Partnership Working and the Role of Universities in City-Regions

In this blog, Dr Abigail Taylor summarises findings from a recent WMREDI research project examining partnership working during the pandemic. WMREDI are today publishing a report presenting findings from a project examining how partnership working has developed during the pandemic and the role of universities in recovery planning. View the project page and report.  Research … Continue reading “Covid-19 Recovery Planning, Partnership Working and the Role of Universities in City-Regions”

Job Alert: Research Fellow Posts Available at City-REDI / WMREDI

Opportunities for Research Fellows to Work With Us at City-REDI on Our West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) Programme of Research To meet the demands of a growing range of policy-oriented research projects we are looking for new members to join the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI). These posts are at the Research Fellow … Continue reading “Job Alert: Research Fellow Posts Available at City-REDI / WMREDI”

Universities’ STEM Assets Project – An Intern’s Insight

During his summer placement with WMREDI, Robert Lynam has been working with the rest of the Theme 3 Regional Innovation Ecosystems research team on the initial phase of a project which City-REDI/WMREDI are delivering on “Universities’ STEM Assets: Commercial and Non-Commercial Pathways and Aggregate Impacts“. In this blog, Robert tells us about his contribution to … Continue reading “Universities’ STEM Assets Project – An Intern’s Insight”

The Launch of the West Midlands Data Lab

WMREDI and its partners have launched the West Midlands Data Lab. The data lab provides a single interactive portal for a wealth of up to the minute regional data and research. A unique tool to inform decision making around key investments and policy formulation for economic, social and environmental benefit in the West Midlands. The … Continue reading “The Launch of the West Midlands Data Lab”