Panel Talk – Regional Regeneration: Is It Still A Man’s World?

@ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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19 September 2019


South West Durham is an area in which many jobs are still distributed along traditional gender lines – with a high proportion of women completely out of the labour market and low proportion of women running their own businesses. At the same time, a lot of investment is being poured into the regeneration of the area, with a particular flourishing of the cultural sector – as well as a brand new engineering-focused college.

Join Changing Relations for this thought-provoking Panel Talk which has a trio of experts on board to explore how gender could/should be factored into regeneration plans for South-West Durham.

Dr Julie Crawshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Art and Design History at Northumbria University and her research explores what art does in urban-rural development contexts in relation to liveability. Her PhD study followed the regeneration practice of Sunderland.

Dr Nicola Patterson is a Senior Lecturer in Leader Development and Organisation Futures at Newcastle University. Nicola’s passion for entrepreneurship, leadership and diversity is rooted in her PhD which explored leader and follower perspectives of entrepreneurial leadership in small businesses from a gender perspective.

Tom Dower is the Principal of UTC South Durham and has a background of engineering, project management, management consultancy, teaching and school leadership. He is passionate about getting girls into STEM subjects.

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Dale Road Industrial Estate

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