Dr. Caroline Chapain
Centre for Urban and Regional Studies
Caroline Chapain (Bsc, Msc, Ph.D.) is a research fellow at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham, and based in the economic development group. She had studied and had worked in Canada for the last 10 years. She has expertise in economic development, public policies and urban transportation and in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
From 2002 to 2005, she worked as a research advisor on public finance, economic development, and cultural issues for the Montreal Metropolitan Planning Organization. From 1999 to 2002, she worked on different projects related to transportation in North America at the Institute of National Scientific Research – Urbanization, Culture and Society in Montreal and at the Transport Institute of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Regarding economic development, she is looking at clusters and cluster policy and, particularly, at the contribution of the creative industries to the local and regional economies and their dynamic. She is also studying the regional dynamic of research and innovation in the European context. Finally, she is particularly interested in reconciling research on urban growth and on urban transportation in a dynamic way.