Biography Kevin is Professor of Governance and Development in the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, where he is also the Dean of Engagement. His interests include the theory, policy and practice of place-based innovation systems; multi-level governance regimes; experimental governance; sustainable food systems; and the foundational economy. Apart from his academic work he has worked with the European Commission, the OECD, and numerous governments, development agencies and civil society organisations in Europe. He co-authored the IACW commissioned report on innovation policy in Wales (Scoping the Future of Innovation Policy in Wales) and he is part of a Cardiff University team of researchers working on the Cardiff City Region’s Challenge Fund, which is designed to promote innovative solutions in 3 targeted fields, namely: decarbonisation, health and wellbeing, and transforming communities. He is co-convenor of the Centre for Innovation Policy Research.