Prof Brian Robson

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Undergraduate at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge; graduated with BA (and MA) in Geography
Postgraduate at Cambridge; PhD awarded in 1965 
1964-7 Lecturer at University College of Wales Aberystwyth
1967-8 Harkness Fellowship at the Center for Urban Studies, Chicago University
1968-77 Lecturer at Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College
1977- Professor (and Professor Emeritus) at Manchester University

Dean of the Arts Faculty and Pro Vice Chancellor in Manchester
Founding Director, Centre for Urban Policy Studies

Major External Positions Held

President, Institute of British Geographers
President, Section E, British Association for the Advancement of Science
Chair, Heads of Geography Departments
Chair, Geography and Planning Committee, ESRC
Chair, Inner Cities Research Programme, ESRC
Chair, Global Environmental Change Committee, ESRC
Editor, Area
Editor, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Honours and Awards

OBE for work on urban policy and regeneration
Founder’s Gold Medal, Royal Geographical Society
Lifetime Honorary Member, Royal Town Planning Institute
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

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Academic Websites of Interest:

Centre for Urban Policy Studies.

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