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University of Lincoln
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United Kingdom

About Liz Price

Liz Price is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln International Business School. She conducts research into regional and local economic development, skills and labour markets, and business support.  Liz has expertise in data analysis, survey and interview consultation, and policy evaluation.  Before joining the University of Lincoln, she worked as a Research Officer for the Learning and Skills Council, and in research roles for two local government authorities.

Department Responsibilities

Liz’s research focuses on policy orientated research, which she has undertaken on behalf of a range of government organisations. These include local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Learning and Skills Council, European Commission, Information Commissioner’s Office, and regional development agencies, amongst others. Liz coordinates and teaches a Research Design and Methods module for postgraduate students, which covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, including data analysis in SPSS and qualitative interviewing techniques.  She is also a personal tutor for year 2 undergraduate students.

Subject Specialism

local and regional economic development, research methods


  • MA Social Science Research Methods — Sheffield Hallam University, 2003
  • BSc (Hons) Geography — University of Durham, 1998


A variety of research and consultancy studies over the last 14 years, including for the EU DG Enterprise, EU North Sea Region, DEFRA, Information Commissioner’s Office, Regional Development Agencies, and local authorities.

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Research Interests

  • broadband

  • business support

  • labour markets

  • local economic development

  • Policy Evaluation

  • skills

  • SMEs

Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Greater Lincolnshire Building Better Opportunities — Urban Challenge in 2017
  • Connecting Rural Areas with Digital Infrastructure and Services (CORA) — EU Interreg North Sea Region in 2017
  • Mapping the Greater Lincolnshire Digital Landscape — Lincolnshire County Council in 2016
  • East Lindsey Economic Baseline — East Lindsey District Council in 2016
  • Evaluation of ‘An Online Revolution’ — Lincolnshire County Council in 2015
  • Lincoln Strategy Area Growth Study — Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team in 2015
  • A Review of the LEADER approach for delivering the RDPE in England — DEFRA in 2013
  • Economic Impact Assessment of Lincoln Christmas Market — Lincoln City Council in 2013
  • North Kesteven’s Economic Prospectus — North Kesteven District Council in 2013
  • Opportunities for Greater Lincolnshire’s Supply Chains — Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership in 2012
  • Learning from Our Place in the Global Economy — Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership in 2012
  • Developing the NACUE Student Framework — National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs in 2012
  • Improvements to the Nottingham-Lincoln Rail Line: Evidence to Support a Business Case — Lincoln to Nottingham Stakeholder Group in 2011
  • Higher Education in Northern Ireland: A Review of Evidence — University 4 Derry in 2010
  • The Relationship between Skills, Productivity and Rurality in the East Midlands — EMDA in 2010
  • Evaluation of East Lindsey Active Green Exercise — East Lindsey District Council in 2010
  • Secondary Centres of Economic Activity in the East Midlands — EMDA in 2009
  • Lincolnshire Economic Strategy: 2008-2012 — Lincolnshire Assembly in 2008
  • An Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Broadband in Lincolnshire — Lincolnshire County Council in 2008
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Business Opportunities for Lincolnshire — Learning and Skills Council in 2007
  • ATHENA: Mechanisms to Facilitate the Start Up and Development of Innovative Firms — EU Fifth Framework - DG Enterprise in 2005
  • Enhancing the Business Support Model for Lincolnshire — Business Link in 2005
  • Data Protection and SMEs — Information Commissioner’s Office in 2004

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Regional Studies Association