Contributor biographies

Contributor biographies

Contributor, Keith Arundal, PhD student at the Adam Smith Business SchoolKeith Arundale

Keith Arundale is a PHD student at Adam Smith Business School. Alongside his PhD, which Keith is pursuing on a part-time basis, he also teaches private equity and venture capital to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading where he is a Visiting Fellow. Keith also runs executive training courses in the sector and will be submitting his thesis in the final quarter of 2017.

Andrew Cumbers, Professor in Regional Political EconomyAndrew Cumbers

Andrew Cumbers is a Professor in Regional Political Economy. Before moving to Glasgow, he worked at the Universities of Durham, Middlesex and Aberdeen as a researcher, lecturer in economic geography and in economic development. Andrew is Managing Editor of the Journal Urban Studies and has served on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society. He is also a collaborating researcher with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Research Chair in Risk and ResilienceDenis Fischbacher-Smith

Denis Fischbacher-Smith is a Research Chair in Risk and Resilience. His work has been concerned with issues of risk management, business continuity and resilience carried out over a 25 year period. His early work was concerned with the evacuation of urban areas due to extreme events – an interest he maintains to this day. He has also undertaken research on the training and performance of crisis management teams, the production of emergency/contingency plans (and their limitations), and the processes by which vulnerability can be generated within organisations and urban ‘space’. He has been published widely in the area of crisis management and has been a regular consultant to a number of ‘Blue chip’ companies  as well as local authorities, the emergency services, and Government.

Alan McGregor is the Professor of Economic Development at University of GlasgowAlan McGregor

Alan McGregor is the Professor of Economic Development at University of Glasgow. For a period of over 40 years he has been actively involved in policy, programme and project analysis and evaluation in the broad areas of local economic development, employment and training programmes, and urban regeneration. In the last five years alone he has secured contracts from a broad range of local, national and international agencies.