Jay Karecha is a Research Fellow and lead team member for quantitative analysis at the European Institute for Urban Affairs. He has successfully led work for numerous UK and international projects including the ESPON 'Second Tier City-regions in Europe' project examining social & economic performance in European cities. He is currently carrying out data analysis for the ESRC funded project, 'UK City-regions: How Competitive in a Global Economy?', which examines 46 UK city-regions in national, European and global contexts. His recent work includes a study of the impact of the credit crunch on Northern England, plus evaluations of urban regeneration schemes across the UK including Kensington New Deal for Communities, Camborne Pool and Redruth Regeneration, Derby Cityscape, New East Manchester, Sunderland arc, Tees Valley Urban Regeneration Company, Nottingham Regeneration Ltd and Walsall Urban Regeneration Company. He specialises in measurement of socio-economic change. He was involved in benchmarking European cities in the Compete INTERREG 3C project, and interrogating the State of the Cities Database for the State of the Cities report funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minster. His key skills consist of statistical analysis, measurement of socio-economic change, management of records and databases, research design, questionnaire design, IT skills with extensive use of Microsoft Suite, and map making using GIS.
2013, University of Salford, United Kingdom, PgC Geographical Information Systems
2000, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MBA Environmental Management
1999, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PgDip Environment, Management & Sustainable Development
1997, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, BA (Hons.) Politics
Researcher in Data Analysis, European Institute for Urban Affairs, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - present
Research Assistant, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2002 - 2004
Ojo A, Evans SR, Karecha J. 2017. Repercussions of the Coalition Government’s Austerity Policy on Community Safety across Merseyside Repercussions of the Coalition Government’s Austerity Policy on Community Safety across Merseyside >DOI
Lord A, Karecha J, et al . 2017. An Agenda for the Liverpool City Region An Agenda for the Liverpool City Region
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. 2016. The State of Liverpool City Region Report; Making the Most of Devolution :1-83
Evans SR, Meegan R, Karecha J, Jones G, Wainwright G, Burns J. 2015. Mapping local comparative advantages in innovation: framework and indicators (appendices) :1-249
Evans SR, Meegan R, Karecha J, Jones G, Wainwright G, Burns J. 2015. Mapping Local Comparative Advantages in Innovation: framework and indicators :1-242
Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J, Evans SR, Jones G, Tosics I, Gertheis A, Tonko A, Hegedus A, Illes I, Sotarauta M, Ruokolainen O, Lefevre C, Hall P. 2012. Second Tier Cities in Europe: In An Age of Austerity Why Invest Beyond the Capitals?
Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. 2012. UK city-regions in growth and recession: How are they performing at home and abroad?
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. 2009. Interim Review of Tees Valley Regeneration
Meegan R, Parkinson M, Karecha J. 2009. CPR Regeneration: Interim Review
Parkinson M, Karecha J. 2009. Walsall Regeneration Company: External Interim Review
Russell H, Jones G, Pemberton A, Karecha J. 2009. Kensington Regeneration Evaluation 2000-2009
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. 2008. Final Evaluation of Sunderland arc
Meegan R, Parkinson M, Karecha J. 2008. Interim Evaluation of Nottingham Regeneration Ltd
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Karecha J. 2008. Interim Evaluation of Derby Cityscape
Parkinson M, Karecha J, Hutchins M. 2007. The Compete Network: Final Report - Messages for Competitive European Cities
Parkinson M, Evans SR, Meegan R, Karecha J, Hutchins M. 2006. New Evaluated Manchester: Interim Evaluation of New East Manchester
Parkinson M, Karecha J. 2005. Cardiff: A Competitive European City?
Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. 2014. City size and economic performance: Is bigger better, small more beautiful or middling marvellous? European Planning Studies, >DOI
Couch CR, Fowles S, Karecha J. 2009. reurbanization and housing markets in the central and inner areas of Liverpool Planning Practice & Research, 24 :321-341 >DOI
Parkinson M, Karecha J. 2013. European Cities in Austerity van Dijk M-P, van der Meer J, van der Borg J. From Urban Systems to Sustainable Competitive Metropolitan Regions - Essays in Honour of Leo van den Berg 978-90-6433-042-1
Nuissl H, Rink D, Couch C, Karecha J. 2007. Decline and Sprawl: Urban Sprawl is not Confined to Expanding City-regions Urban Sprawl in Europe: Landscape, Land-use Change and Policy 978-1-4051-3917-5
Reckien D, Karecha J. 2007. Sprawl in European Cities: The Comparative Background Couch C, Leontidou L, Petschel-Held G. Urban Sprawl in Europe: Landscape, Land-use Change and Policy 978-1-4051-3917-5
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Jones G, Karecha J, Meegan R. 2010. The Credit Crunch, Recession and Regeneration in the North: What's Happening, What's Working, What's Next? :1-100 Northern Way. Newcastle