Rob Greenwood is Executive Director, Public Engagement for Memorial University and of The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development. He is lead on the Public Engagement Framework for Memorial, which coordinates and supports the University’s collaboration with partners and stakeholders. The Harris Centre’s mandate is to coordinate and facilitate Memorial University’s educational, research and outreach activities in the areas of regional policy and development. Community and stakeholder engagement is the focus of Rob’s research with On the Move.
Rob holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick, England, which he attended as a Commonwealth Scholar and an Institute of Social and Economic Research Doctoral Fellow. He was Newfoundland’s representative on the International Advisory Board of the North Atlantic Islands Program and co-edited Competing Strategies of Socio-Economic Development for Small Islands, published in 1998. He was also co-editor of Remote Control: Lessons in Governance for and from Small, Insular and Remote Regions, published in 2009.
“Embarrassment and Riches: Good Governance and Bad Governance in the St. John’s City Region,” in Neil Bradford and Allison Bramwell (eds.), Civic Engagement and Collaborative Governance in Canadian City-Regions, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.
with Heather Hall, “The Social Dynamics of Economic Performance in St. John’s:
A Metropolis on the Margins,” in David Wolfe and Meric Gertler (eds.), Innovation and Knowledge Flows in Canadian Cities, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.
“People and Place in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador: The Personal and the Political in Sustaining Choices and Sustaining Communities,” in A. Singh and M. Devine, Rural Transformation and Newfoundland and Labrador Diaspora: Grandparents, Grandparenting, Community and School Relations. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense Publisher, forthcoming.
with Josh Lepawsky and Cystal Phan. “Metropolis on the Margin: Talent Attraction and
Retention to the St. John’s City-Region,” The Canadian Geographer, 54 (3), 2010, pp. 324-46.
“Policy, Power and Politics in Rural Planning and Development in the Canadian State,” in David Douglas (ed.) Rural Planning and Development in Canada in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in the Context of Globalization. Toronto: Nelson Education, 2009.
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