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Dr Peter Campbell - Culture, Policy, Cities and Data

Peter Campbell

Dr Peter Campbell joined the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology in 2011, leading the provision of research methods training in quantitative data analysis.

His research to date has focused upon cultural policy, and on attempts to align culture and creativity with processes of socioeconomic urban regeneration. Prior to doctoral research studying political discourse and action regarding the economic position of 'creative industries', and their broader social role, he worked within the longitudinal 'Impacts 08’; a collaborative project between the University of Liverpool and LJMU which provided analysis of the social, cultural, economic and environmental effects which Liverpool’s hosting of the 'European Capital of Culture' programme in 2008 had within the city.

Peter has also worked with colleagues in the Institute of Cultural Capital on projects evaluating the broader history and achievements of the Capital of Culture programme, and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. His research interests lie in general in the wider field of social research methods, urban sociology, the built environment, social ordering, regulation and processes of urban regeneration.

His most recent research involved the production of a critical review of the range of evidence collated over recent years concerning the role of arts and culture in the regeneration of urban places and communities, funded through the AHRC’s Cultural Value Project, in partnership with DHA Communications.

Peter’s publications can be accessed at and he’s on Twitter, @Peter_Soc.