What is PERN?

PERN is an academic led, multi-university network of experts in place based economic recovery, regeneration and resilience.

It was established to offer support to West Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (the MCA) / Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP) (and other public bodies, such as local authorities) in the design, plan and implementation of COVID recovery efforts.

Steering Group

Natalie Allen, Business Development Manager, Research & Enterprise, Leeds Beckett University

Professor Andrew Brown, Professor of Economics and Political Economy, Leeds University Business School

Professor Gary Dymski, Professor of Applied Economics,Leeds University Business School

Marc Eatough, Major Research Initiatives Manager, University of Leeds

Professor Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University

Dr Andy Mycock, Reader in Politics and Director of External Engagement, University of Huddersfield

Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Yorkshire Universities

Professor Phil Purnell, Professor of Materials and Structures, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds

Dr David Spicer, Director of Business and Community Engagement, University of Bradford

Dr Richard Whittle, CAPE Regional Development Fellow

Get in touch

Email us: pern@yorkshireuniversities.ac.uk

Follow us: @PlaceBasedEcon