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Dr Sarah Ayres

Dr Sarah Ayres

Dr Sarah Ayres
BSc, PhD(Aston)

Reader in Public Policy and Governance

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6762

Research summary

Sarah's central research interest is the governance of place, space and territory. This core provides the basis for two main strands of work. First, her research is concerned with devolution and decentralisation in both a UK and an international context, with a particular emphasis on analysing inter-governmental relations between central government and local actors. Second, it has explored the role of partnership working and network management in the governance of territory. 

Research projects

2016-2017 Assessing the impact of 'informal governance' on devolution in English cities: A Case study of Bristol, Regional Studies Association Research Fellowship.

2016 Sub-national Governance and ...

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Sarah is a political scientist with expertise in public administration and theories of policy making. Her research is concerned with territorial and collaborative governance - how actors from state, market and civil society coalesce and work with one another in specific localities. 

Sarah is currently:

Co-Editor of Policy & Politics  

Treasurer and Board Member of the Regional Studies Association

Associate Editor of Regional Studies, Regional Science

Editorial Advisory Board Member on International Journal of Public Sector Management and Policy Sciences

Member of the Commissioning Panel for the Economic and Social Research Council’s Future Leaders Scheme 2016

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Selected publications

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