Professor of Knowledge Transfer & Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional Enterprise)
· Member of the Institute for Knowledge Transfer. MInstKT
· British Sociological Association.
· Southern Association of Voluntary Action Groups for Europe.
· Association for Tourism and Leisure Education.
· Association for University Research & Industry Links
As a Professor in Knowledge Transfer my research interests are wide ranging and include Public Policy and applied social research, social and market research, methodology and methods, Knowledge Transfer and higher education - business interaction, political economy, regional regeneration and economic performance, sectoral and workforce development, implications of social, technological, political and economic change.
Most Recent Book/Journal Publications
Southern, R and Beer, J. “The Role of Trust within Regeneration Partnership Arrangements: Does New Labours ‘Managerialist’ Philosophical Approach Undermine Trust in Partnership Arrangements?” Forthcoming in Johns, N.R. & Barton, A. (eds.) 2007, “Trust in New Labour: Principles, Policy and Practice”, New York: Edwin Mellen
Meethan, K. and Beer, J. “Economic Clustering, Tourism and the Creative Industries in Plymouth: Developing a practical Tool for Impact Assessment” 2007. In Richards, G and Wilson, J. (eds) Tourism, Creativity and Development. Routledge: London
Beer, J. and Lushai, G. “The Biotechnology Sector: Regional Policy and Strategy for Sector Development”. Spring Edition 2005, European Biopharmaceutical Review. p24-30
Clarke, D. Southern, R and Beer, J. “Rural Governance, Community Empowerment and the New Institutionalism: A Case Study of the Isles of Wight”. Journal of Rural Studies, 2007.
Beer, J and Southern, R. “Empowering municipalities in a centralised polity: New Labour, ‘new localism’ and the future of municipal government in Englandt” Autumn 2006 Edition, Telescope Quebec, Canada.
Beer, J. and Meethan, K. "Marine and Maritime Sector Skills Shortages in the South West of England: Developing a Model for Training Provision". Paper for Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007.
Beer, J. and Salt, B. “Improving training and development opportunities for graduates in the South West, Graduate employment and employability”: Research Briefing Paper 1. South West Observatory – Skills and Learning Module. October 2004.
Beer, J. and Salt, B. “Improving training and development opportunities for graduates in the South West, Graduate recruitment and retention”: Research Briefing Paper 2. South West Observatory – Skills and Learning Module. October 2004.
Most Recent Reports
Business Engagement Mapping Exercise in the South West of England . February 2007. Julian Beer, Rebekah Southern, Melanie Strickland & John Screeton. SWRDA.
Scoping Study on Small Scale Food Processing. October 2006. Julian Beer, Rebekah Southern, Richard Sheppard, Lyn Bryant, Alex Inman, Judy Randon, Carolyn Leggett, Sarah Knapper & Sally Head. DEFRA.
Creative Industries. Mapping & Economic Impact Study for Plymouth. August 2006. Julian Beer, Rebekah Southern, Lawrence Ware, Kevin Meethan, Melanie Strickland & John Screeton. Arts Council SW & Plymouth City Council.
A Study of Migrant Workers Employed Within the Food and Drink Sector of the South West of England. July 2006. Lyn Bryant, Julian Beer, Rebekah Southern, John Screeton & Alex Inman. SWRDA.
Cornwall Blind Association. Needs Assessment & Business Development Study. June 2006. Julian Beer, Rebekah Southern, Lawrence Ware, Kevin Meethan, Melanie Strickland & John Screeton. Cornwall Blind Association.
Workforce Development in the South West Voluntary and Community Sectors: Skills Shortages Study. February 2006. Bryant, L, Beer, J, Southern, R & Inman, A. South West Forum & SWRDA.
Neighbourhood Renewal Fund Phase Two Create Project Evaluation. January 2006. Southern, R, Beer, J & Henderson, H. Office for the Deputy Prime Minister.
Strategy Review for the Food & Drink Sector for the South West of England. January 2006. Beer, J. , Ware, L., Southern, and Screeton, J. SWRDA.
Neighbourhood Renewal Fund Phase Two Parenting & Mental Health Promotion Project Evaluation. January 2006. Southern, R & Beer, J. Office for the Deputy Prime Minister.
End of Programme Evaluation, SRBV1 Ryde 2000, Isles of Wight. January 2006. Clarke, D, Southern, R and Beer, J. Office for the Deputy Prime Minister.
· Director of University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd.
· Director of Tamar Science Park Ltd, Plymouth.