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Prof. Simin DAVOUDI Director, GURU - Global Urban Research Unit, University of Newcastle


1988-1989 Planning Consultant, Tyne and Wear Development Corporation, Newcastle
1989-1993 Full time Research Associate, Department of Town and Country Planning, Newcastle University
1993-1996 Part time Research Associate, Department of Town and Country Planning, Newcastle University
Planning Officer, Northumberland County Council, Morpeth
1996-2000 Lecturer in Planning and Director of Undergraduate Planning Programme, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
2000-2006 Professor of Planning and Environment, Director of Centre for Urban Development and Environmental Management, School of Built Environment, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds


2004-2006 President, Association European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
2018 Senior Expert Advisor and Jury Member for the Regiostars Awards, European Commission DG Regio
since 2016 Member, Social Science Expert Group, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
since 2016 Member, Urban Academy Advisory Board, City of Helsinki and Universities of Helsinki and Alto


Bohland, J., Davoudi, S. and Lawrence, J. (eds.) (2018) The Resilience Machine, London: Routledge, in press
Davoudi S. (2014) Climate change, securitisation of nature, and resilient urbanism, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32(2) 360-375
Davoudi, S., Brooks, E and Mehmood, A. (2013) Evolutionary resilience and strategies for climate adaptation, Planning Practice and Research, 28(3):307-322
Davoudi, S. (2012) Resilience, a bridging concept or a dead end? Planning Theory and Practice, 13(2) 299-307


Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), October 2003 to date
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), January 2015 to date
Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute (FRTPI) since 2017 and member of RTPI since 1989