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Rupert Waters

Visiting Research Fellow

Rupert Waters is an economic geographer who is both an academic and a public policy research and management practitioner. He is Head of Economic Research and Infrastructure, Buckinghamshire Business First. He leads Buckinghamshire’s responses to all Government economic development polices, including securing Local Enterprise Partnership status for Buckinghamshire, and bringing together theory and local and national data to lobby Ministers for policy support in meeting the economic challenges facing Buckinghamshire. He previously worked as a consultant at leading consultancy companies such as Deloitte, KPMG and GLE. Thus his academic and professional roles are complementary. His academic and policy work has focused particularly on Regional and Local economic development strategy, scientific labour markets, innovation, technology and higher education, and urban and rural regeneration analysis.

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