Professor Anne Green

Labour Market Specialist

Anne Green is Professor of Regional Economic Development at City REDI (Regional Economic Development Institute), Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. She is a career researcher, having worked at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies at the University of Newcastle, at the University of Cardiff and for many years at the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick.

Her background is in geography and most of her research is applied in nature. Her research has been funded by various government departments and agencies, as well as research councils, foundations and international organisations – including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission. She has worked on local skills strategies, on connecting people in poverty to jobs, sectors, inclusive growth more generally and on current and future contours of the labour market and what they mean for different people and places. Alongside longstanding interests in mobility and migration, including research on migrant workers in low-skilled sectors for the Migration Advisory Committee, her work has examined immobility and place attachment. Additionally, she has worked on evaluations of welfare-to-work programmes and led the national evaluation of the City Strategy initiative. She has been a member of various research and government advisory committees, and was a member of the Lead Expert Group for the Government Office for Science’s Foresight ‘Future of Manufacturing’ study.

Her contributions to the Work Foundation focus on spatial perspectives on socio-demographic and economic change, local and regional labour market issues, skills strategies, inclusive growth and policies to address worklessness.